In response to the growing need for emotional and spiritual care to law enforcement officers, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) has developed the Law Enforcement Chaplain Training Program (LECTP), taught by former law enforcement officers. This Biblically-based training is free of charge and open to active-duty/retired law enforcement officers, chaplains, pastors, and anyone interested in serving law enforcement.
At the end of this course, students should be able to accomplish the following training objectives:
- Define law enforcement ministry and explain why it is necessary.
- Identify and explain the Biblical foundations of law enforcement ministry.
- Understand the history of law enforcement.
- Explain the unique challenges faced by law enforcement officers, including the physical, mental, social, and spiritual challenges.
- List common law enforcement personality traits and explain how they affect ministry.
- Discuss issues that law enforcement officers face:
- Grief-defining and discussing impacts
- Suicide, including risk factors, warning signs, and intervention strategies
- Substance abuse and the role that pain plays in it
- Explain God’s plan on how to handle pain in our lives.
- Discuss the ways that law enforcement families are impacted.
- Describe the practical aspects of ministry to law enforcement officers.
- Identify your role as police chaplain in various specific ministry situations.
- Discuss compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization.
- List the ways chaplains can care for themselves and avoid burnout.
November 14-17, 2022
San Antonio, TX
December 5-8, 2022
Plant City, Florida
January 23-26, 2023
Sweetwater, Florida (Miami area)
February 6-9, 2023
Mooresville, North Carolina
February 20-23, 2023
Charleston, South Carolina
March 13-16, 2023
Edneyville, North Carolina (Asheville/Hendersonville area)
April 24-27, 2023
If you have previously registered and need to change class location, email Lawenforcementministry@bgea.org to cancel your reservation before signing up for an additional site.
*Classes are subject to cancellation in the event of low enrollments 30 days prior to the training.