March 23-27, 2020 | 8am – 5pm

San Diego Medical Examiner Office
5570 Overland Parkway #101 San Diego, CA 92123

Course Registration

POST COURSE # 1253-40010-19-002
This class is restricted to no more than 30 students.

100% attendance is required to complete the course and receive certification. Course Hr. 40.
This is a POST PLAN IV Class‐Currently reimbursement is suspended by POST.

Course Registration $430/Attendee

Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to provide a POST certified, recommended standard for Law Enforcement Chaplain Core Training for California.

This course is designed to prepare prospective and incumbent Law Enforcement Chaplains (LEC) to effectively deliver services to law enforcement personnel, their organizations and the communities they serve. The California POST Basic Law Enforcement Chaplain Course was developed as part of the CA Peace Office Standards and Training (POST) Master Instructor Certification (MICC3) program by Sr. Chaplain Ken Schlenker of CAREForce in 2011. This course utilized a subject matter master expert team of chaplains and senior law enforcement personnel (sergeant through chief of police) throughout the state in fulfillment of the POST Master Instructor Instructional System Design Instructor Development Institute.

The course went through extensive analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation process with in-progress review and subject matter expert involvement The course was both researched and created to be a standard for the State of California for Law Enforcement Chaplaincy as the foundation for departments and agencies to build upon so that every agency in the state had chaplains trained to the same standard. For this purpose, CAREForce, formerly California Law Enforcement Chaplain Consortium (CALECC), was patterned off of the Dispatcher Training Program as the sole POST Presenter for the State rather than have it disseminated to multiple agencies. This was a two-year project that has since trained thousands of Law Enforcement Chaplains in California.

This 40-hour course is for those seeking to serve as a chaplain for a law enforcement organization within the State of California. The course focuses on the secular roles and responsibilities of a law enforcement chaplain and how these roles and responsibilities differ from those of clergy serving within a house of worship. The course employs adult student centered active learning has been designed as a learner-centered, problem-based, and interactive learning experience which focuses upon the types of incidents and interventions a chaplain may face while providing physical, emotional, and spiritual support services within a public safety organization.  

Target Audience

This course was developed to provide police agencies, chaplains, officers functioning as a chaplains and staff liaisons with a formalized curriculum and a process to instruct members of the clergy incumbent law enforcement chaplains (who have limited or no formal training as police chaplains).

Participating Agencies

Sheriff’s and Sheriff/Coroner Departments and Offices, Independent Coroners Offices, Municipal Police Departments, Public College and University Police Departments (all UC, all CSU, and many Community College and K-12 School District Police Departments), Public Safety Communication Centers, Transit Police Agencies (e.g. Bay Area Rapid Training District Police), District Attorney Investigators, County Probation and Welfare Fraud Departments.

Course Facilitators

Sr. Chaplain Ken Schlenker, Course Author
Chaplain Shelly Pinomaki

Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) staff, in cooperation with an advisory team of law enforcement chaplains from throughout the state of California, has developed a 40-hour basic training program (POST CCN#1253-40010) for members of the clergy seeking to serve as a chaplain for a law enforcement organization within the State of California. The course focuses on the secular roles and responsibilities of a law enforcement chaplain and how these roles and responsibilities differ from those of clergy serving within a house of worship.

The course has been designed as a learner-centered, problem-based, and interactive learning experience which focuses upon the types of incidents and interventions a chaplain may face while providing physical, emotional, and spiritual support services within a public safety organization.


Pre-Class Exercise

Once registered for the class you will receive instructions for pre‐class reading assignment.  You are expected to have completed this assignment PRIOR to attendance on the first day of class.

Course Cancellation

This course is sponsored by CAREForce POST Presenter #1253.  Courses are offered based on scheduled attendance. Should you need to cancel your class, please contact ([email protected]). Please be aware of the following cancellation policy: (An alternate student, from the same agency may fill the reservation).

• 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days prior to class
• 50% refund if you cancel at least 15 days prior to class
• No refund if cancellation within 14 days

Affiliate Partners

Armed Forces Mission
Grace School of Theology
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
International Conference of Police Chaplains
Living Shield Ministries
LivingWorks
The Counseling Team International
The Stronger Alliance
The Joyful Child Foundation

CLASSROOM ATTIRE
The dress for the training course is casual.
Uniforms are not required.

FOLLOW‐UP CONTACT | INFORMATION
Inquiries regarding the content of this class should be directed to the CAREForce Training Coordinator, Sr. Chaplain Ken Schlenker at [email protected] or you may reach him at (949) 324-2192.

HOTEL INFORMATION
Hampton Inn and Suite Riverside | 4250 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, CA, 92505, US | (951) 352-5020

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