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Do you have a heart for serving others? Are you fulfilled by providing comfort to those in need? If so, consider volunteering your time and talents with the Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Sacramento (LECS) by joining our chaplain team to provide comfort to those impacted by trauma and grief. LECS is a non-profit [501(c)(3)] secular organization with strong spiritual overtones coordinated through our interfaith Law Enforcement Chaplains. LECS provides services throughout Sacramento County, and our goal when tragedy strikes is to provide comfort and hope throughout our communities. We would love to speak with you about integrating your specialized skills and talents into our LECS program to help build and sustain your capacity to successfully help us meet our mission of providing support to our "First Responders to First Responders and Those They Serve and Support."


LECS offers a chaplain Orientation meeting, Academy training classes, and provides ongoing Advanced Chaplain Training (ACT) monthly training meetings, and Grief Resources to all of our chaplains. To find out more about our upcoming training classes or to join our Chaplain Teams, contact the LECS office at karen@sacchaplains.com or call (916) 978-0296.


What do LECS Chaplains do?

LECS Chaplains respond to a wide variety of critical incidents, including serious accidents, suicides, homicides or suspicious deaths, sudden infant deaths, barricaded subjects, missing persons, industrial accidents, unexpected natural deaths, death notifications, and many others. Typically, chaplains are deployed by law enforcement dispatchers within moments of officers' arrival on scene. Prevention programs, intervention services and aftermath post-vention services complement the first responder calls within the Sacramento community.


LECS has been named "The National Model Chaplaincy" because of its exceptional organizational structure, its extensive training requirements, and its rapid response capability. LECS Chaplains Academy, which is accredited through the Los Rios Community College, consists of 150-hours of academic classroom and field service training. All LECS Chaplains are background tested, pass two-oral interviews and must agree to continuing eduational requirements, mandatory group monthly trainings, and an annual one-on-one evaluation and future goal-setting meeting.


Further, LECS Chaplains are Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified post-trauma and crisis responders. Chaplains are trained in the areas of crime scene integrity, psychological first aid, school crisis intervention, mass casualty evacuation scene support, search and rescue field operations, Town Hall meeting strategies, and Family Assistance Centers' management.


LECS is the only service of its kind that provides 24-7-365 rapid response teams alongside law enforcement agencies with on-scene emotional crisis support. Chaplains are experts in the aftermath Of grief and loss. Since 1977, LECS has been supported by individual donations, corporate sponsors, churches, clubs, small businesses, contract service grants and various fundraising campaigns. And, all Chaplaincy services are entirely free.


What do you need to do to become an LECS Chaplain?

Are you seeking a way to serve your church or community? Have you ever considered becoming a Chaplain? No experience is necessary and we give you all the training needed to serve as a fully accredited Chaplain. You choose the amount of hours you want to serve and when. Consider attending a free one-hour Orientation meeting that is designed to give an overview of Law Enforcement Community Services (LECS), Academies, and its various Certified Trainings for the year 2018. Now more than ever our Faith Support Community faces a staggering challenge that calls for practical and spiritual support to victims of traumatic loss. LECS can go where the church can't go. Come and learn how LECS classes, labs, and field training will require a brief season of your life however, but the information and experiences will remain a part of you always.


Attend the Trauma Response And Care (TRAC) class. This workshop provides training to faith-based people who represent all faiths and cultures within our communities. Attendees are extensively trained by Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified instructors in matters related to crime victim's trauma, practical assistance during emergencies, and critical incident stress reactions. Attendees will learn how to serve those distressed by traumatic events that come to their house of worship.


Attend the LECS Community Chaplain Academy once the prerequisite TRAC (Trauma Response And Care) class is completed. The academy provides training to faith-based people who represent all faiths and cultures within our communities. Chaplains are extensively trained by Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified instructors in matters related to crime victim's trauma, practical assistance during emergencies, and critical incident stress reactions. Chaplains serve all crime victims and those distressed by traumatic events in the community, alongside sworn and non-sworn police personnel during actual crisis.


LECS Community Chaplains may attend the LECS LAW ENFORCEMENT CHAPLAIN ACADEMY once the prerequisite TRAC (Trauma Response And Care) class is completed.


The Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Academy consists of 93-hours of class, lab and field training. This academy provides training to faith-based people who represent all faiths and cultures within our communities. Attendees are extensively trained by Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified instructors in matters related to crime victim's trauma, practical assistance during emergencies, and critical incident stress reactions as well as Lexipol compliant, NEMS Deployed, O.E.S. Classified, and Field Mutual Aid Training Curriculum. Attendees will learn how to serve law enforcement families, departments and potentially assist crime victims and those distressed by traumatic events in the community, alongside sworn and non-sworn police personnel during actual crisis.


Join us to be a part of bringing hope and compassion to first responders and those they serve in our communities, and to our community members who have been impacted by trauma and grief.


For more information or to register for any of the chaplain training classes or academys email training@sacchaplains.com or call the LECS office at (916) 978-0296. All LECS training sessions are held at the Law Enforcement Chaplaincy - Sacramento Training Academy, 2500 Marconi Avenue, #210, Sacramento, CA 95821.



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