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Code 9 Chaplaincy

Mission Statement

To provide confidential support and emotional first aid to Law Enforcement, Emergency Services Personnel, their families and the communities in which they serve.

Core values

  • We show respect and honor to all law enforcement and emergency services personnel.
  • We stand ready, when called, to meet the needs of law enforcement and emergency services personnel.
  • We adhere to high standards of accountability, integrity and ethical behavior.
  • We deliver professional service and standardized training, including confidential listening, and spiritual counsel.

Applications are being accepted

For more information about becoming a part of the LECS California Chaplain Corps please send an email to chaplaincorps@LECS911.com.

A CHAPLAIN IS FIRST AND FOREMOST A PERSON OF GOD, DULY ORDAINED, ENDORSED AND/OR APPOINTED AS AN APPROVED EXPERIENCED DENOMINATIONAL/SPIRITUAL REPRESENTATIVE.

CODE 9 CHAPLAINCY

  • Must be an ecclesiastically certified, licensed or ordained person in good standing with current endorsement for the California Chaplain Corps by a recognized religious body, with a minimum of five years previous experience in a law enforcement agency with a broad base of experience and professional ministry, emotional stability, personal flexibility and physical stamina.
  • Must have specialized training and work experience in Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, familiar with and agree to follow the ICPC Canon of Ethics.
  • Must be available to serve on an on-call basis & serve in a solo capacity.
  • Works to develop cohesive relationships with other chaplaincy organizations in order to be an integral part of the team.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work with individuals in crisis while being tactful and considerate when approaching all people regardless of race, gender, creed, or religion.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the law enforcement family, and emergency services personnel and possess the ability to develop positive working relationships with all departments.
  • Must be able and willing to be carefully screened by the agency without ever having been convicted of a criminal offense or offenses involving moral turpitude.
  • Must complete an application process, including: application, background check, oral interview, evidence of the ability to perform in crisis and trauma situations, references who can attest to your ability to function autonomously, professionally, and with empathy. Other requirements will include the following training: ICISF Basic Group, ICISF Pastoral Crisis Intervention, NIMS, CERT, CPR, AED, First Aid, and proof of additional CEU's in advanced Chaplain Training.