Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Sacramento
“Breaking The Cycles of Brokenness In Our Community.”
24-Hour Confidential Crisis Line: 916-857-1801
Available * Credible * Accessible * Confidential
What is Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Sacramento (LECS)?
The Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Sacramento (LECS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable
organization committed to serving law enforcement personnel and their families, victims of crime
and tragedies, and the community at large. 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.
LECS serves 19 different law enforcement agencies, 16 local school districts, State and County
government agencies, customer based retail businesses and various churches throughout the
region. LECS provides families with immediate practical guidance, and valuable resources of what
happens next, after their loss.
To what kinds of incidents does LECS respond?
LECS responds 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,
we 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.
What makes LECS Chaplains different?
The Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Sacramento (LECS) has been named “The Model Chaplaincy In
the Nation” 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 and mandatory group monthly trainings.
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.
Since 1977, LECS has been supported by individual donations, corporate sponsors, churches, clubs, small businesses, contract service grants and various fundraising campaigns. All Chaplaincy services are entirely free.
Additional resources available through LECS: Accredited and P.O.S.T Certified Courses
• PEER Support Workshop (POST) • Law Enforcement Funerals
• Suicide Prevention in Law Enforcement • High School Peer Support
• Emotional & Spiritual Care • DUI Prevention Programs
• Individual & Peer Support • Psychological Autopsy
• Critical Incident Stress Management (ICISF) • Grief and Bereavement Workshop
• Supervisor Counseling Techniques • Disaster Preparation for the FBC
• Children Understanding Death • Peer Support to 1st Responders
• Family Mediation • First Aid, CPR & AED
“FIRST TO RESPOND IN CRISIS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE COMMUNITY”
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy-Sacramento
2500 Marconi Ave, Suite 210, Sacramento, CA 95821
24-hour Confidential Crisis Line: (916) 857-1801
www.sacchaplains.com ~ EIN # 94-2598748