Chaplain to Law Enforcement Officers
RMCC serves first responders as a spiritual advisor and simply being present during regular trainings and riding along in everyday operations so he can build real relationships that matter. Thus, when a critical incident occurs with a first responder, he is trusted and they know he is there for them in this time of need. Chaplain Rick understands the jobs these men and women preform and carries a non-judgment policy and serves anyone who asks for his assistance.
Chaplain Rick has been involved with deputies who have been in officer Involved shootings and other critical incidents that led to the death or injury of a person. With clergy confidentiality laws supporting chaplains and clergy, Chaplain Rick was/is able to accompany these deputies along their journey in these critical incidents. Law Enforcements officers are isolated and other than their lawyers are not allowed to speak to anyone. Even though they might be justified in their actions, until they are “cleared” they are isolated… except for their chaplain.
Chaplain Rick has officiated many weddings, funerals, and child dedications for first responders. He has advised in marriage counseling and has walked alongside of those who have made mistakes and were given consequences for their actions. Chaplain Rick has assisted Law Enforcement Officers in natural disasters and has also helped the Victim Response Units with victims of suicides. Chaplain Rick is a training resource used in many active shooter trainings, citizens’ academies and mini-academies for field training for new deputies.