On March 9th, 2017 the COPC Board of Directors voted to change the name of Central Oregon Police Chaplaincy to Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy. This name change better reflects the mission of COPC: "Serving the Hearts and Minds of Central Oregon’s First Responders". Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplains serve the Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue, EMS, Search & Rescue, and Dispatch Centers of Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties!

The Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy is a Biblically-based, non-profit ministry that exists to serve and support all law enforcement and emergency services personnel and their families within Central Oregon.It is our goal to provide Christ centered service and ministry to members of all faiths while fulfilling our purpose and to provide a ministry of presence, relationship, support and counsel to the Central Oregon Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Personnel and their families; influencing them with God’s grace and love.

It is our mission to care for the troubled and those who have endured loss, been victimized by events and tragedy that have left them abandoned, helpless and without hope, while in contact with the community. We provide professional training for our chaplains and consistent care and counseling for those we serve.

Welcome to COPC

I'd like to welcome you to the COPC website.  We're very privileged to have a number of highly qualified and effective chaplains who serve the First Responders in Central Oregon.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about COPC or chaplaincy.
Chaplain Jim Crowley - COPC Executive Chaplain


Assisting Individuals & Group Crisis Intervention

Apr 8, 8:00 am – Apr 10, 5:00 pm

Advanced Group Crisis Intervention Course

Apr 29, 8:00 am – Apr 30, 5:00 pm

Oregon Chaplains Academy

Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation

The Officer Down Memorial Page

Link To Our National Anthem

COPC is a not for profit ministry that exists for the soul purpose of serving and supporting our First Responders, Law Enforcement, Fire, Medics, Dispatch - any calling that runs into what everyone else runs from! We serve our men and women with the focus to assist them and while we are doing that our chaplains serve and support the communities of Central Oregon gladly. We walk in the trench with our First Responders.

I am a Veteran and have served my country in a war that some reduced to a conflict.

It seems to me that it becomes real easy for folks to forget the price that is paid when our First Responders and Veterans try and do the right thing and stand in the gap for a member of the community who they don't even know.

I was sent a link to the background info for our National Anthem. I invite you to listen to the story and you won't ever listen to our National Anthem the same again. Pray for our First Responders and our Vets as they deserve this moment of prayer. It's the least we can do today!

Thank You for your Service and Support. First Responders we love you.

Thank You Vets and First Responders for your willingness to make things right and stand in the gap for the community.

Just A Chaplain

Link to our National Anthem:

Notes from the Chaplains

A First Responder’s Family

A First Responder family as you know is far from normal. The First Responder is not always there for dinner, not always home on the weekends and often has to miss a birthday, anniversary or holiday. This takes a toll on the family and marriage. A lot is poured out to the community they care for and the “well” is low by the time they get home. This shows us how important it is to refill our levels.

Realizing how a First Responder’s career affects the family at many levels. Even if she/he "knew what she was getting into" when she/he married you or "gave the OK" for you to enter the first responder field, they need to know that you support them. Ask your loved one what aspects of your career stress them the most. If there's nothing you can do to ease the stress, pray for them and be a good listener.

What is important? A First Responder’s career field often serves as a spark-plug for close friendships. You create a close bond with all the men and women you work with because of the time you spend with them. As positive as strong friendships are, make sure your strongest friendship remains at home with your family. Time can quickly slip away.

Remember your loved ones. Just as you sacrifice sleep, safety, comfort and family time to protect the public and provide for your loved ones, they have undoubtedly spent sleepless nights worrying about you and wishing you were home. Family continually sacrifices emotional comfort as well as personal safety. Let them know how much they mean to you. A little appreciation on both ends goes a long way in keeping your family happy and fulfilling. Stop, tell them that you love them. Give them a big hug. Life is short so make the most of it.

Remember that there is one person who cares about you even more and that is our Heavenly Father who died for you and showed unconditional love by forgiving you of your sins. Thats love.

Chaplain Joel

Contact Us

Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy

PO Box 1898
Redmond, OR   97756

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