The Central Oregon Police 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

Oregon Sheriff of the Year

Click here to download the media release

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office
MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2014

 
Bend, Oregon - December 10, 2014 – Larry Blanton, Sheriff of Deschutes County was awarded “Sheriff of the Year” by his peers at the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association annual awards ceremony held at the Riverhouse. This distinguished award is given to recognize exemplary service to the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association and the contributions a sheriff has made to improve the sheriff’s office at local and state levels, and for their involvement in the community.

Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association President, Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers, recognized Sheriff Blanton for his leadership and continual involvement in Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association business; and, his actions in supporting the role of Sheriff around the state including his personal interest in the development and training of elected sheriffs at the Sheriffs’ Association Command College and newly elected sheriffs at the New Sheriffs’ Institute. In addition, Sheriff Myers stated that Sheriff Blanton is always willing to share his personnel and resources with both the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association and sheriffs around the state.

Sheriff Myers said on a personal note, Sheriff Blanton is one of the first persons to call and check in if he is aware other sheriffs are dealing with a difficult situation. He is known to lean in on issues and will always do the right thing for the right reasons. He is passionate about the Office of Sheriff, he is a leader and most importantly, many can call him a true friend.

Sheriff Blanton has over thirty years in law enforcement service and currently serves as the 8th sheriff of Deschutes County. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service organization providing patrol, criminal investigations, corrections, civil and search and rescue. Special operations include a Marine Patrol, K-9 units, and Forest Patrol.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was founded in 1916. The agency has 174 sworn personnel and 47 non-sworn employees who provide services to over 157,000 residents in the unincorporated areas of Deschutes County.

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office
63333 Highway 20 West
Bend, Oregon 97701
(541) 388-6655

Buy A Tree Change A Life

Greetings COPC Friends - we have been chosen by the Father's House in Bend to be the recipient of a donation as they raise funds for some of the Missions Project. They have begun a new challenge to Change the lives of Children both Locally and Globally. Father's House has identified myself and COPC as Missionaries to serve in our local First Responders Culture and have been supporting us graciously. They have chosen to have some of the proceeds from the purchasing of Christmas Trees be used to support Central Oregon Police Chaplaincy. The trees will be arriving soon and for a donation for each tree you can help support  the Change a Life ministry that is a  Global attempt to help with the building of Homes, education, and food through ForHope.us They will be making a donation for COPC as well. This is an awesome opportunity and Cause to make a difference globally and locally. Please consider this event for a beautiful Christmas tree grown in Oregon for your Christmas Celebration. This year we are having a live tree in our home instead of the dead one!!!

Click here to download a copy of the flyer for this fundraiser.

 
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT - Blessings - jim

Notes from Chaplain Jim

Looking Up!

Greetings! Thanksgiving is upon us! We set an entire month aside to be Thankful!

Just returned from an Honor Flight Mission with my Father-in-Law who is a WWII Veteran serving as a tail gunner on a B-24. I was his Guardian for 4 days I am sure the thought scared him at first! Everywhere we went looking at walls, marble, statues, pillars or buildings they all had one theme - we looked up!

There were so many tributes many of which pulled on your hearts cord to be Thankful, Thankful for men and women who sacrificed their lives so we could live in this wonderful country. Thankful for the freedoms that we have to live - worship - thrive and enjoy life. We saw a lot of Memorials - a created structure that reminds us of an event or someone’s life - how they lived - what they did.

The Battle of Iwo Jima, or Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Empire. Credit to Wikipedia for the brief description. While I stood there I Looked Up. It is a memorial for all of the Marines who have given their lives in battle since 1945. I stood and thought of guys I had known and played football with in High School.

While I was Looking Up one of our Veterans with the Honor Flight silently said to me - "I was there - when they raised the flag I watched them" That statement resonated in my heart and mind - made it personnel. I thanked him for his service and we both looked up together.

I left Thanking God for the moments to Look Up and realize what an honor it is to be a chaplain and walk alongside an awesome family of First Responders.

Having returned from an awesome sabbatical this last week events ramped up off the chart with - suicide/homecide events - Motor Vehicle Accidents and crashes that involved too many deaths. Our COPC Chaplains walked alongside our First Responders and the Community Serving and Supporting and periodically helping them to Look Up!

This month while we are being Thankful hope you will find a First Responder and a Veteran and tell them Thanks too - then Look Up with an attitude of Thanksgiving - "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6 (NASB)

Thankfully Serving First Responders - COPC Chaplains

Events

ICPC Region 2 Regional Training Seminar

Feb 9, 3:00 pm – Feb 12, 12:00 pm


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Contact Us

Central Oregon Police Chaplaincy

325 NE Kearney Ave., Bend, OR 97701
PO Box 1898, Redmond, OR 97756
jbcrowley@bendbroadband.com

COPC Web Master

webmaster@copchaplain.com