Police Employee Assistance Program
The LVMPD Police Employee Assistance Program is a crisis intervention / counseling and referral service staffed by LVMPD commissioned and civilian employees. It is set up to prevent, and when necessary to treat the personal and family casualties which are caused directly or indirectly by the stress of the law enforcement profession. Whatever the source of the problems, the right professional help is often expensive or hard to find and we end up having to cope with problems on our own. This service is available to all LVMPD employees and their immediate family members. Seeking assistance is a sign of courage.
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Who Are they?
LVMPD's Volunteer Chaplain Program began in December 2005 with five members of the local clergy attending a specialized 30 hour training program. From there they were each assigned to an area command as the primary focus of their duties. Recent additions to the program have provided the ability to supply each area command with at least one chaplain, and to begin assigning a second chaplain as the numbers grow.
What Do They Do?
On call 24 hours per day, the chaplains offer comfort, advice, spiritual support and an attentive ear when lives are affected by tragedy. Though they are each assigned to an area command, they are available to help all Metro employees. The chaplains work in conjunction with PEAP in providing counsel and emotional support for a variety of life issues, whether work-related or not.
Who Can They Help?
Though the chaplains' primary role is to support Metro employees, they also assist the department with community needs such as providing comfort to victims of crime. It's important to remember that these people are volunteers! They have all agreed to volunteer at least 20 hours per month. You will see them riding along with patrol, attending briefings, graduations, special events, or simply stopping in to say hello.
Conversations with chaplains are strictly confidential with two exceptions:
- If you are an immediate threat to yourself or another.
- Information regarding the abuse or neglect of a child.
How Can I Find One Of Them?
Metro employees may contact any chaplain directly through PBX, or call the PEAP office to get their contact information. ANY chaplain can be contacted regardless of their area of assignment. The current chaplain assignments are:
• Pastor Dean Sanner – NEAC
• Pastor Tony Forehand - NEAC
• Pastor David Jimenez - DTAC
• Pastor Anthony Nixon - DTAC
• Pastor Fred Hawkins - EAC
• Pastor Doug Gilbert - BAC
• Pastor Roger Johnson - SEAC
• Pastor Mark Neal - SEAC
• Rabbi Mendy Harlig - SCAC / CCAC
• Pastor Terry Clodt - SCAC
• Pastor Jimmy Morales - NWAC
• Pastor Steve Beason - NWAC
• Deacon Bonnie Polley - CCDC