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
WHO WE ARE
TPCC Chaplains serve Police and Fire Departments throughout Pierce County.
Public Safety Chaplains
Board of Directors
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.
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
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.
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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