Tacoma Pierce County Chaplaincy provides crisis support services to the First Responders and residents of Pierce County. We accomplish this mission by commissioning, training and supporting Public Safety Chaplains who serve police and fire agencies. Our organization is funded solely by donations made by First Responders and members of the community. Thank you for your support!

Established

1971

Chaplains Trained

800+

Annual Service Calls

2000+

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OUR TEAM

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
Darryl Ventura
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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Ed Jacobs
Tacoma Fire
Jeff Ries
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Ginger Passarelli
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Ed Densmore
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Father Tryphon
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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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Jeremy Sankwich
Jeremy Sankwich
Miguel Villahermosa
Miguel Villahermosa
Michelle Cox
Michelle Cox
Scott Engle
Scott Engle
Dean Edwards
Derek E
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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:

  • Confidential Counsel: giving First Responders a confidential resource to help them work through stress and mitigate the impact of absorbing the trauma that they are exposed to

  • Scene Stabilization: emergency assistance for first responders & members of the community on the scene of a traumatic incident

  • Crisis Intervention: the application of suicide intervention, mental health first aid & other techniques that promote recovery from a crisis

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

  • Peer Support Team & Critical Incident Stress Management: facilitate and/or participate in activities to aid in recovery & reactivation after a traumatic incident

  • Family Support: assist First Responder families & participate in Family Association events

  • Line of Duty Deaths: provide support to the families and peers of fallen first responders as we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice

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

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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

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Next Academy

May 3-7, 2021

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I called 911 because my mother passed away.  The First Responders offered to have a Chaplain come over, which I initially declined.  I regretted that decision and reached out to the station, who connected me with the Chaplain. The Chaplain was caring, confident, respectful and kind... a voice of nonjudgmental faith, calm and reason. I can't even begin to describe the frustrations, grief, anger and sadness of our family as we worked to lay our mother to rest. The Chaplain helped to ease that pain.  It took several days and numerous telephone calls to handle permissions, coordination, payments...  the Chaplain guided us and made it happen. I feel better knowing that mom is being taken care of and that she received a thoughtful prayer from the Chaplain, now and not weeks or months from now. My only regret is not accepting the offer to have the Chaplain visit the night of the incident.  They could have come and said a prayer over mom that night, as well as provided me with information sooner. Thank you for this valuable service, especially during these complicated times.

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 donations made by members of the 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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253-564-7848

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