17.00.160     PERSONNEL SUPPORT SERVICES                    (CALEA 22.2.3)


Recognizing the need to provide support to its employees, the Department shall make available to all employees the following personnel support services and/or programs:


v      Critical Incident Stress Debriefing


Due to the inherent nature of providing police services, police personnel (both commissioned and support staff) are often exposed to situations and events that would be considered "extraordinary" by most people's standards.  Critical incident stress debriefing may be mandatory under some circumstances.  Refer to policy on Critical Incidents, for additional information.


v      Law Enforcement Death


The Department offers support services to its employees and their families regarding duty-related death.  This includes preplanning, survivor benefits, and funeral planning.  A complete explanation of this program can be found in the Department’s Law Enforcement Death booklet.