Statute 36-21-14; Alabama Rule 2018-416

Peer support training at the Oxford Civic Center, 401 McCullars Lane, Oxford, Alabama, January 27-30, 2020.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Alliance for Peer Support (ALLEAPS) and the Alabama Law
Enforcement Agency (ALEA) will provide peer support training at the Oxford Civic Center, 401
McCullars Lane, Oxford, Alabama, January 27-30, 2020. This 32-hour training has limited
seating, and there is no cost for the training.
The purpose of this course is to provide law enforcement officers with a distinct skill set,
allowing them to deal with and assist other officers following high-stress job-related events such
 Officer-Involved Shooting
 Multiple Fatality Collisions
 Officer Down
 Mass Casualty
 Custodial Death
 Suicide
 Child Death, etc.

Additional topics explain the reasons for (and provide solutions):
 Why police officers live 20 years less than the general public.
 Why law enforcement officers commit suicide at 3-4 times the rate at which we are killed
in the line-of-duty.
 Why career police officers in the U.S. are ranked first in Alcoholism, Divorce, Heart
Disease, and PTSD.
ALLEAPS is NOT counseling.

ALLEAPS is a highly effective peer-driven support system that exists exclusively within the law
enforcement brotherhood, instead of with well-meaning mental health professionals that cops
typically don’t trust.

Completion of the 32-hour LEAPS program qualifies students to be certified peer support
members as identified in Title 36-21-14, Code of Alabama. This certification provides law
enforcement officers the identical privileged communication protection that is currently in place
for a lawyer/client or doctor/patient.

This law enforcement training is RESTRICTED TO CERTIFIED PEACE OFFICERS and
RETIREES with valid credentials. Chaplains and mental health professionals who comply with
the requirements of 36-21-14, Code of Alabama, upon approval, may be permitted to attend.
The officer should have a good reputation and understanding of the law enforcement
brother/sisterhood, along with the willingness to step up and take action when another police
officer is in need.
Registration: Oxford Training
Sponsored by the Oxford Police Department, Oxford, Alabama

For more information regarding peer support visit:

2020 Annual Conference

This years third annual (2020) Alabama Law Enforcement Alliance for Peer Support Conference (ALEAPS) is a two-day event that you don't want to miss. The conference is open to emergency responders, including law enforcement/correction officers, fire/rescue personnel, retirees, dispatchers and spouses. The Annual Peer Support Conference will be approved for APOSTC (Officer and Executive level) continuing education hours, and other CEU's will be applied for to ensure all receive credit for attending.
Register Here

Statewide Peer Support Dispatch

In cooperation with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), the Alabama Law Enforcement Alliance for Peer Support (ALLEAPS) is pleased to announce the activation of a toll-free peer support telephone number. The call will be answered 24/7 365 days by ALEA Central Dispatch resulting in the activation of peer support personnel.

Since October 2017, ALEA and ALLEAPS have worked hand in hand to develop a quality peer support program with the goals of assisting law enforcement officers experiencing a personal and professional event. All peer support communication is privileged and confidential per Alabama Statue 36-21-14.

Secretary Taylor and his command staff have worked diligently with ALLEAPS to develop and provide peer support training both in the Trooper and SBI agent academies. The mutual goal is to set Alabama Peer Support as a Standard of Care for law enforcement officer peer support.

The goal of Peer Support in Alabama is to make contact with an officer or an agency within thirty minutes of receiving the call. Should you or your agency need assistance, please call:
833 219-2461

For more information visit:

Heath Carpenter, LT, SBI
LEAPS/ALEA State Coordinator
(334) 726-1980

Tim P. Faulk, PhD
LEAPS, Clinical Director
(334) 701-9624

Statute 36-21-14; Alabama Rule 2018-416

With excitement we want to remind all Emergency Responders that the Peer Support Law provides all Emergency Responders with privileged and confidential communications when trained and appointed by their Chief/Sheriff as a Certified Peer Support Member.

The Peer Support appointment form is on this website under the Members Only section. Download and complete the form which includes having your Chief/Sheriff sign the order, you can mail the form to:

LT. Heath Carpenter, SBI
State Coordinator, ALLEAPS
104 Adris Place, Suite 20
Dothan, AL 36303

Tim P. Faulk, PhD, CTTS
Clinical Director, ALLEAPS
1450 Ross Clark Circle, Suite 3
Dothan, AL 36301
Download Instructions and Blank Peer Support Form Here

Romans 13

Romans 13:4-5 (NLT)
4 The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing
wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you.
They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do
what is wrong. 5 So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment,
but also to keep a clear conscience.
Guarding Sheep, Pursuing Wolves. Saving Sheepdogs.

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Pending - Implementation

Who and What is LEAPS?

Who we are:

State Troopers
Municipal Police Officers
MS Bureau of Narcotics Agents
Campus Police Officers
Sheriffs and Deputies
Communications Officers
Alabama SB Investigators
Fellow Peers!

We are here to help

We are not sponsored by any particular agency, but supported by many Officers.

What we are NOT:

mental health professionals (We work with them, though)
into "touchy-feely" Kumbaya stuff
owned by ANY agency

What we do

No one understands cops like other cops. We are motivated by our compassion for our fellow officers, and are here to help them confront the realities of law enforcement. Many of the hazards we face are the unseen effects of the life of a law enforcement officer; the inherent stresses of the career and lifestyle of a cop affects us in ways that only another cop can understand. Officer survival also includes taking care of yourself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We're here to stand with you.

Here are just a few things we do:

We offer FREE, CONFIDENTIAL peer support. We respond to high stress events including: officer involved shootings, officer suicide, line-of-duty-deaths, suicidal officers, family struggles and more.