Shield of Faith
Our chaplaincy program began in 2014 with just a few pastors. All of our volunteers unselfishly give their time to support those who wear the badge as well as those impacted by crime or trauma.
LASD Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Mission Statement:What’s our purpose:
The Objective of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Chaplaincy is to use pastors as our volunteer chaplains to provide Spiritual and Emotional care to all LASD personnel, and their families, as well as care to people in the community regardless of their faith.
What our Chaplains do :
- Using Chaplaincy skills to support and care for all LASD employees and Families.
- Assisting people in the community with Emotional support while accompanying a LASD deputy on patrol.
- Making Death notifications for the L.A. County.
- Participating in Critical Incident Stress Debriefings and Peer Support Groups for any Employee of LASD.
- Recruiting, Training, and developing chaplains in the methods of Law Enforcement assistance.
- Providing Emotional Support during funerals to LASD Employees and family members.
- Patrol Chaplains — Chaplains are require to accompany a deputy on an 8 hour shift every other week. A chaplain’s presence assist deputies and victims with spiritual and emotional care during stressful or traumatic events, such as comforting a victim of a violent crime or calming someone after they have been in an accident. The law enforcement Chaplain is a person with special interest and training for providing pastoral care in a dangerous society of law enforcement.
- Death Notifications – The Los Angeles County - (LASD) has partner with our chaplaincy program and have made our chaplains available for death notifications. In the past, all notifications were done by phone. Many people die each day from accidents, or a victim of a crime, or from natural causes. A chaplain and a deputy may response together to notify the Next of Kin. Our chaplain’s deliver the news, and help comfort the family through prayer and moral support.
- Emergency Response – Chaplains are on call 24 hours and seven days a week, making themselves available to handle ALL emergency and crisis, to Law Enforcement and their families, as well as to the community at large.