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Public Safety Chaplaincy History

Chaplains Offer the Hand of God’s Grace

Being a First Responder is an incredibly challenging role.  Watch this NBC video to get a better view into the stressful world of First Responders.  


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Public Safety Chaplains are focused on assisting both the First Responders and the local community.

How Public Safety Chaplains provide support

  • Ministry of Presence - Listening, Mentoring, Friendship

  • Emotional support in crisis and challenging circumstances

  • Weddings, funerals, Bible studies

Holding Hands

Local Community

  • Notifications and support during tragedies and disasters

  • Short term relief through Community Assistance Fund

  • Follow-up and referral to other resources

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History of Public Safety Chaplaincy

  • 1981 - Chaplaincy program created with the Beaverton Police Department

  • 1984 – More agencies added, and name changed to Officer Alive!

  • 2001 – Expansion continues and name changed to Metro Police Chaplaincy

  • 2006 – Added Fire, Dispatch and EMS and expanded outside of Portland.  Name becomes Public Safety Chaplaincy

  • Today – Public Safety Chaplaincy, Inc represents over 40 chaplains across more than 40 agencies


1500 NW 167th Place Beaverton, OR 97006

Phone: 503-614-1513

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