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The Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Foundation

 

Supporting Law Enforcement

WE HAVE A MISSION

About half of North America’s communities have no law enforcement chaplaincy service at all, and many of the local programs that do exist have little support or direction. To help local law enforcement and the communities they serve, we want to share our proven and unique “Sonoma Model”  throughout North America.

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THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CHAPLAINCY FOUNDATION

The LECF (LECF.org) is a charitable non-profit 501(c)3 Teaching Organization. Our vision is to help communities throughout North America achieve their own thriving local law enforcement chaplaincy service –one that’s based upon our unique model. Our core team is comprised of a close-knit group of experienced philanthropists from academic, law enforcement, and clergy professions.  We have 15 years of law enforcement chaplaincy research, experience, and leadership.

SUPPORTING VOICES

The Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Foundation is a great organization. They’ve got a program and model that will work everywhere. These folks do good work and we need to make sure we raise the money to promote this program everywhere. So please join me in helping to support this foundation

U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson, CA - 5th District

I’ve seen first hand what The Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Foundation can do for our communities. This model is unique and it’s powerful. It will bring healing to your communities, it will provide support to your law enforcement. Please join me in supporting them

Shirlee Zane, Supervisor/Commissioner -- Sonoma County, CA

Our police officers really appreciate the chaplains. They've earned our trust. At difficult scenes, caring for the distraught right alongside us, they make a tough job more doable. I can't imagine going back to working without them

Chris Spallino, Chief of Police -- Windsor, CA

HOW CHAPLAINS SERVE

Our motto is “Being There”.  Our chaplains are specially selected and highly trained volunteers who care for peace officers and serve alongside them.  They are called directly to scenes of tragedy and loss at all hours of the day and night — to help the police…to provide compassion and care…and to be there when needed most.

Thriving law enforcement chaplaincies accomplish wonderful things:

  • Provide both immediate and ongoing care to victims and survivors

  • Build strong personal relationships with peace officers and their families

  • In times of local emergency and strife, serve as a credible and trusted presence to all the community

THE SONOMA MODEL

The Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Foundation has a proven model that is unique in many important ways.  It’s incredibly powerful — and duplicatable in your own community.

INTER-FAITH

Our chaplains mirror the population they serve — that means they can come from any loving faith tradition.

NOT EXCLUSIVE TO CLERGY

We screen our chaplain candidates from both laity and clergy. Most of our chaplains are not ordained ministers. All of them are compassionate and dedicated.

NO AGENDAS

We have no religious, political, or legal agendas.  Our chaplains are motivated by their faith to serve, but it’s simply and silently witnessed by the care and compassion they give.

LAW ENFORCEMENT FIRST

Though many hours are spent serving the public, our first goal is to serve law enforcement: we work with them and through them to help the community.

TRUST & FRIENDSHIP

We don’t judge or criticize our law enforcement partners, but instead hold them as esteemed officers of the peace….with their own cares, concerns, interests, and needs.

SCREENING

For both selection and ongoing certification, our chaplains must meet high character and personal history standards.

EDUCATION

Our chaplains must attend and pass our comprehensive 6-month chaplaincy academy.

ON-GOING TRAINING & SUPPORT

To stay certified, our chaplains must attend ongoing training; and through their leadership and their peers, we provide debriefing support and care.

BRING OUR CHAPLAINCY PROGRAM TO YOUR  COMMUNITY

To begin your path to your own thriving law enforcement chaplaincy, let us come to your community for a comprehensive 3-day training seminar

HERE’S WHAT WE DO:

>Help you select and assemble the right start-up/leadership team

>Our team meets yours — in your own community

>Provide you with all the necessary documentation, instruction, and resources

>Continue providing guidance — all the way to launching your own LECF Chapter

>Under our LECF membership charter, certify your local chapter

>Provide on-going professional training and support for all of our chapters and chaplains

>Provide each chapter with a custom public web presence

>For ongoing training, debriefing, and social networking, provide all of our chapters and chaplains free access to our nationwide, enterprise-level, private and secure online network

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