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


Advanced Group Crisis Intervention

Nov 6, 8:00 am – Nov 7, 5:00 pm

ICPC Region 2 Regional Training Seminar

Feb 5, 1:00 pm – Feb 8, 1:00 pm

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 Chaplain Jim

Looking Up!

This past month Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy – our new name! - Continued to serve and support our local and statewide First Responders. There have been many difficult events that we have been dispatched to challenging the most veteran First Responder and Chaplain. I continue to be amazed and encouraged with the professionalism and care provided by our men and women in uniform and those that serve on the team behind the scene – dispatchers – office staff and family members. These events and career challenges tax many of us who are responding to serve.

While in New York recently we spent a lot of our time stopping and looking up, Freedom Tower, Empire state building, Statue of Liberty and Time Square just have a way of making you stop and look up!

We have an event coming to Central Oregon that many are talking about and planning for – the eclipse! I was asked again last evening, what are you going to be doing during the eclipse? The estimates are that there will be a bunch of people in the Central Oregon area due to the eclipse exposure. There are a lot of influences that are driving many just short of a panic - Almost a dooms day atmosphere.

I think the Eclipse will be cool and will give us all a chance to stop and look up! Of course, I’m a chaplain and I like it when folks stop and look up! I want to encourage all of us to take the time during the awesome summer that we have to refresh and recover – enjoy your family and friends – experience your faith. Life is good and God is bigger than what’s the matter – even the eclipse!

Thanks for supporting Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy with your funds, prayer and time.

Blessings - pj

Contact Us

Central Oregon Police Chaplaincy

325 NE Kearney Ave., Bend, OR 97701
PO Box 1898, Redmond, OR 97756

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