The Texas Blue Chip program is an extension of the Texas Law Enforcement Peer Network (TLEPN) in the greater North Texas Region designed to provide no cost clinical resources for police officers. Clinical resources include counseling and psychologist office visits that can be accessed without having to go through employee assistance program, officer wellness programs at a police department, a peer network, or insurance referrals.
Completely. In addition to being entirely separate from employers, a wholly anonymous process has been put in place, including a provider reimbursement procedure that does not include the officer’s name or any other identifying information.
The program is funded through a philanthropic grant from the Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) and its Support for Allen Fund. Hundreds of individuals, families, and businesses contributed to CFT's Support for Allen Fund in the days and weeks following the tragic shooting at the Allen Premium Outlets to help provide support for those affected by the tragedy, including law enforcement officers.
Yes, any officer in greater North Texas can access a Blue Chip by downloading the TLEPN app, picking a chip up at their department in the privacy of a briefing room, locker room, or employee only washroom, or by directly requesting one from TLEPN.
The Meadows Institute worked closely with the International Association of Chiefs of Police's chair of the Police Professional Standards, Ethics, and Images Committee, Chief Will Johnson, to create a program inspired by the success of the Blue Chip program pioneered during his leadership tenure at the Arlington Police Department.
The Meadows Institute is actively working to identify funds to expand the program statewide.
For additional peer support and resources please contact the TLEPN State Director Dustin Schellenger at (971) 338-1314 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.