You haven’t heard much from our Quick Response Team recently, but it’s not because we haven’t been busy. In fact, since the November election, we’ve been busier than ever …
The president has issued a clarion call to make America great again and drain the swamp. No matter how we voted in the recent election, we should all support these noble goals. In responding to the president’s call, shortly before the inauguration my daughter Kathryn (she works in government security) and I traveled to Trump Tower in New York. There I briefed a Trump transition team advisor on a volunteer federal law enforcement chaplaincy proposal. Additionally, we are promoting this initiative through a variety of other avenues in both the executive and legislative branches of our government, as well as through other connections. The federal wheel turns very slowly, especially during this hectic transition time with a robust agenda and thousands of appointments to be made, and so it’s too early to report on progress. Instead, we simply take this opportunity to ask you to pray for God’s leading and His will be done. We will keep you posted, and thank you for your support. Here is our mission:
Federal Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Proposal
To help make America great again by supporting law enforcement through the strengthening of principled, patriotic, professional and practical volunteer federal law enforcement chaplaincy.
“Principled” means practicing and promoting values based on universal verities and virtues.
“Patriotic” means loyalty to America based on our American Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights, Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, Oath of Office, and rule of law.
“Professional” means a distinct law enforcement chaplaincy identity, role and service defined by integrity, aptitude, commitment, theological education, specialized training and certification, ecclesiastical endorsement, and experience in pursuit of outstanding mission performance.
“Practical” means federal law enforcement chaplaincy practice that helps develop and provide:
Law enforcement resources and training in principles, ethics and personal wellbeing,
Specialized spiritual care for officers, agents and families,
Training and routine operational support as needed,
Incident response and other specialized law enforcement mission support,
Integration of law enforcement chaplaincy as a local and national response component within NIMS and NRF (National Incident Management System and National Response Framework),
Support for and cooperation with (not control of) local and state authority,
Support for community chaplaincy and community policing,
Other volunteer services and support as needed and able in keeping with this mission.