CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT (CISM) PROGRAM
Effective Date: December 15, 2017
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register
The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.
The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for the effective deployment of the Department’s Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)/Peer Support Team in order to minimize the effects caused by critical incidents, as well as assist employees in coping effectively with reactions to these incidents. The CISM/Peer Support Team provides assistance to sworn and non-sworn Department members who have been involved in a critical incident, or who are cumulatively experiencing significant stress, whether work or personal related.