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Basic Peer Support Crisis Intervention Training Program

The Basic Peer Support Crisis Intervention Training Program (BPSCITP) is FLETC center advanced training program designed to teach federal law enforcement and support personnel how to accurately assess and effectively intervene with individuals and groups experiencing distress. Participants will learn the “mechanics” of stress and the various reactions that follow. Participants will also learn to mitigate the stress response and return individuals and groups to adaptive functioning.

Participants who are currently involved – or wanting to be involved – in a peer support or crisis intervention program are encouraged to attend. The course is taught by experienced mental health and law enforcement instructors. There is no prerequisite for this program. 

Type: Advanced

Length: 5 class days


  • Key terms and concepts
  • Identify various stress reactions
  • Identify various factors that cause stress reactions
  • Assessment of individuals and groups experiencing distress
  • Application of individual, large group and small group interventions to lower the stress response
  • Ethical principles and standards of peer and crisis intervention practice
  • Planning and organizing crisis response teams

Course Requirements

  • Attend and participate in all components of training
  • Late arrivals and early dismissals are not permitted
  • Skill performance lab exercises
  • Pre-registration is required

Who Should Attend?

Sworn federal, state, or local law enforcement; peer support personnel serving on a law enforcement peer team.

Registration Information

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Contact Information

If you have questions or need additional information, contact us at  or call 800-74FLETC.

Training Dates and Other Items

There are currently no training dates or other items within this program.