Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy (PCLEC) is a field service ministry to members of law enforcement, their families, and the citizens of Placer County. The Chaplaincy continually provides the services of trained, critical incident chaplains on a 24 hour 7 day a week basis. We serve a combination of 10 agencies at 14 locations including City, County, and State agencies. All of our services are provided at no cost to either individuals, families or the agencies we serve.
Reactive Response ~
- Crisis Response: Emergency call outs are handled on a 24 hour / 7 day a week basis.
- Death Notifications: We respond to agencies to help notify citizens of Placer County of deaths in their families.
- Counseling Services: For Law enforcement officers and their families (job, marriage, family, stress) and to citizens of Placer County with short term, (usually crisis) counseling.
- Critical Incident Response: For horrific crime scenes, trauma, natural disasters, and other such emergency call outs.
- Critical Incident Stress Debriefings – To all first responders
- Follow up: To homes or hospitals to visit sick or injured officers or their families. We also respond to schools and / or businesses after a tragic death.
Proactive Response ~
- Ride A longs: With on duty patrol officers and deputies.
- Visitations: To agencies for all employees, sworn and non-sworn, dispatch and support employees.
- Weddings: Including pre-marital counseling
- Participation: In Community task forces and committees; community events and fundraisers; preventive measures such as “Every 15 Minute” programs to curb teen drunk driving.
The PCLEC utilizes a Corps of Volunteer Chaplains overseen by a full time paid Senior Chaplain. The PCLEC is made up of both Law Enforcement Chaplains—who work primarily with officers, deputies and their families—and a Community Chaplain Response Team—that responds primarily to Placer County Community members.
All of our chaplains are thoroughly trained and go through a specialized FTO program and receive instruction in a variety of topics such as Death Notifications, Crime Scene Logistics, Ride-Along Procedures, Bloodborne / Airborne pathogens, and suicides.
Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy is a non-profit 501(C) (3) corporation supported by private donations from individuals, businesses, associations, public agencies, and organizations. It is governed by a Board of Directors, which oversees its fiscal integrity, and monitors its planning and policies.
All of the services of the PCLEC are provided at no cost and irrespective of religious belief, gender, ethnic background or economic status.
For more information or assistance, please contact the Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy at
(916) 672-6984 or send an e-mail by clicking the link below.
Senior Chaplain/Executive Director,