Tacoma Pierce County Chaplaincy was incorporated in 1971 to provide crisis support services to first responders and the community. We accomplish this mission by commissioning, training and supporting Public Safety Chaplains who serve Police and Fire Agencies throughout Pierce County. Our organization is funded solely by private donations made by First Responders and members of the community. Thank you for your support!

2020/21 Smith Scholarship Winners

                   Cameron Holmes   Savanah Maas

                   Callie Johnson       Hadassah Ward

                                Dacre Folden

 

WHO WE ARE

TPCC Chaplains serve Police and Fire Departments throughout Pierce County.

Public Safety Chaplains

Larry Huffman
West Pierce Fire & Rescue
Larry Dorothy
South Pierce Fire & Rescue
Mike Boisture
Puyallup Police
Bruce Morris
Tacoma Fire
Russ Peters
Tacoma Fire
Gwen Bagne
Fife Police
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Tony Powell
Puyallup Tribal Police
Jeremy Tost
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Vince Rhoades
JBLM Fire
Jodi Wheat
Jodi Wheat
Roberta Paulsen
Pierce County Sheriff
Roger Roth
Pierce County Sheriff
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Rich Carbone
West Pierce Fire & Rescue
Bob Ihler
Sumner Police
Bob Grimes
Gig Harbor Fire
Glen Luebke
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue
Deb Ray
Orting Fire
Dianne Huffman
West Pierce Fire & Rescue
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JD Latos
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John Beauchamp
Pierce County Sheriff
Audrey Keeton
Tacoma Police
Holly Lienhard
Holly Lienhard
April O'Rourke
Tacoma Police
Ben Harris
Tacoma Police
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Cheri Grimes
Wa State Patrol
Rick Bulman
Gig Harbor Police
Pam Osbourne
East Pierce Fire & Rescue
Stephen Crabtree
Pierce County Sheriff
Mike Allen
Pierce County Sheriff
Lance Schinkal
East Pierce Fire & Rescue
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Kathy Bill
Tacoma Fire
Connie Densmore
Riverside Fire
Dan Ingram
East Pierce Fire & Rescue
Chere Jewitt
East Pierce Fire & Rescue
Doug Paterson
Tacoma Fire
Cole Chambers
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue
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Hugh Milloy
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Jeff Keeton
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Jeff Ries
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Ginger Passarelli
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Ed Densmore
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Father Tryphon
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Ed Jacobs
Ed Jacobs
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Charmaine Jovanovich Miller
Mark Suko
Gig Harbor Fire
Joe Koehler
Ashford Fire
Julie Westfall
Tacoma Fire
Chris Bassett
Bonney Lake Police
Travis Rickert
Gig Harbor Fire
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Chaplain Emeritus

Dan Nolta
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Wilby Casey
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Art Spahr
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Staff

Laura Dawson
Office Manager
Ben Harris
Executive Director
Charlie Scoma
Academy Director
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Board of Directors

Joe Berg
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Kevin McIntyre
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Preston Bhang
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Ken Viehmann
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Miguel Villahermosa
Steve Harkins
Steve Harkins
Michelle Cox
Michelle Cox
Jeremy Sankwich
Jeremy Sankwich
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ARE YOU CALLED TO THE FIELD OF PUBLIC SAFETY CHAPLAINCY?

Contact the TPCC Office to find out more about how you can

get involved and support this vital work in our community.

Office Email

info@tacomapiercechaplaincy.com

Office Phone

253-564-7848

OUR MISSION

At TPCC, our mission is to provide crisis support services to First Responders and the community. 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, our Public Safety Chaplains respond to thousands of service calls each year, directly providing service to First Responders and to the nearly 900,000 residents of Pierce County.

After successful completion of our Academy, our Chaplains are equipped to serve in the following ways:

  • On-Scene Support: emergency assistance for first responders & members of the community

  • Crisis Intervention: suicide prevention, mental health first aid & other crisis mediation services

  • Death Notifications: contact, notify & support next of kin after the loss of a loved one

  • Peer Team & Critical Incident Stress Management Support: facilitate and participate in activities to aid in healthy recovery & reactivation

  • Career Support: provide support that aids in keeping personnel on-center and in-service

  • Family Support: provide support to family members & participate in Family Association events

  • Line of Duty Death Support: provide support to the families and peers of fallen first responders

  • Community Outreach: participate in events that strengthen relationships with the community

 
 

OUR ACADEMY

Since 2002, our Police & Fire Chaplain Training Academy has graduated over 800 Chaplains from all corners of the U.S. and as far away as South Africa. We are dedicated to equipping Police and Fire Chaplains with the skills necessary to effectively function in emergency scenarios, and to bring compassionate care to First Responders and the communities they serve. Our week-long Academy consists of classroom instruction as well as practical, scenario-based training.
 

The Academy is held twice each year at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission in Burien. Our Academy Command Staff and cadre of Instructors are subject matter experts who bring decades of experience to the week of learning. For registration forms, FAQs and other information, please click on the "Academy Packet" link to the right.

Academy Director

Charlie Scoma

Academy

Registration

Packet

 

THANK YOU TO OUR FAITHFUL SUPPORTERS!

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

TPCC is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. We receive no government for public funding. Our support comes entirely from community partners and voluntary contributions from First Responders. Please consider supporting our mission today! Every donation makes an impact. You can make a one-time donation or set up a recurring monthly donation. Just click the link below or contact our office for next steps.

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Our Mailing Address

P.O. Box 731055

Puyallup , WA  98373

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or call us at

253-564-7848

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Larry Dorothy

South Pierce Fire & Rescue