Jeremy Sprague

President/Executive Director

Jeremy is a police sergeant for the Des Moines Iowa Police Department.  He also retired after 20 years in the fire service as a part-time fire lieutenant.  He designed, created, and managed the first-in-the-state public safety Peer Support Program which is used as a model for other agencies around the country.  He specializes in providing training and critical incident response around the state. In 2016, Jeremy managed a comprehensive strategic plan for the loss of three Des Moines Police Officers in 2016 including crisis management, logistics, and department wellness.


Jeremy expanded his innovative peer support model and created the Peer Support Foundation which trains first responders throughout the Midwest. He currently serves as the executive director and president of the foundation.


Jeremy holds a Master's of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management Administration.  He is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.   Jeremy is a certified FBI Law Enforcement Instructor. He is also an instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.

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