The North Idaho Peace Officers Chaplain Association was formed out of the necessity for Chaplain Services to our Law Enforcement family and the Victims of Crime and Tragedy in North Idaho. With the budget constraints and state-mandated services for other programs, there is no funding for these programs, nor the standardized training for Chaplains to serve the Officers, their families or the "Victims". We exist to help bridge the gap between, crime, tragedy, burnout and the related conditions that arise for not only our law enforcement officers , but their families and those who have suffered loss in our community. The statistics are not a secret as to the percentage of Law Enforcement officers suffering from the devastating job-related stresses that have a cumulative effect on self and family, and we seek to change that tide. In addition, as Patrol Chaplains who are on scene at the most tragic of circumstances, the outporing of gratitude from our community is always humbling as our presence is so greatly appreciated. Our hearts are for one purpose, to care for people in the most trying times with the very best training, commitment and the utmost compassion.
North Idaho Peace Officers Chaplains are:
Ecclesiastically Endorsed and/or Ordained though local Churches
Nationally Certified as Police Chaplains
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Certified
We are 100% dependant on funding from the generous partner support of our local churches and business leaders who are selflessly investing in our community.