Public Safety Chaplain Boot Camp
Public safety chaplains provide a vital service to law enforcement, fire departments and other emergency responders. Not only do they support these professionals, they bring comfort to people displaced by disaster or victimized by crime.
But who trains the chaplains? Often well-meaning pastors and ordained ministers must learn through the school of hard knocks. In addition, they often have the disadvantage of not understanding the culture and stresses of law enforcement and emergency responders. Yet with training, this gap can be bridged.
The Public Safety Chaplain Boot Camp equips pastors and licensed ministers to support professional protectors and their families in relevant ways. It also gives insight into how chaplains can partner with responders to serve and comfort the community. Attendees will receive an introduction into the perspective of law enforcers, firefighters, and emergency services professionals.
The program offers a balance of instruction and practical exercises. We’ll work through real-life scenarios together to prepare for real-time incidents in the field.
Who should attend?
Pastors and licensed ministers; members of law enforcement leadership desiring to upgrade or start a chaplaincy program.
- Role of the Chaplain
- Introduction to Psychological First Aid
- Introduction to CISM and PTSD
- Introduction to Domestic Violence
- Suicide Awareness
- Critical Incident Response
- Domestic Violence
- Death Notifications
- Protector Orientation
- Crime Scene Integrity and Preservation
- Incident Command/Fire Ground/EMS Responsibilities
- Introduction to Officer’s Response to an Active Shooter
- Introduction to Officer’s Low Light Engagement Tactics
Please wear comfortable clothing for the practical exercises.
This course is approved for 11 hours of continuing education credit through Missouri POST.