APCA Chaplain Training

Basic Police Chaplaincy Training, Level 1

DATE: Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 19-20, 2016

TIME: 8AM – 5 PM each day, lunch included

COST: $50 per person (Free if you are an APCA member)

LOCATION: Stones River Hunter Education Center, 2618 Hobson Pike, Nashville, TN. (Hotels suggested in Mt. Juliet, TN.)

TARGET AUDIENCE: All members of the criminal justice community (sworn or nonsworn) i.e., police chaplains, police officers, police command officers, EMS, and especially agency heads, administrators and supervisors.


  • The 1st Amendment
  • How to be a successful police chaplain
  • Duties/best practices/pitfalls of chaplains
  • Patrol bag contents
  • 7 steps to handling a critical incident
  • 7 signs of terrorism
  • 7 critical stress factors of a LE officers life/stress management/CISM
  • Death notification
  • Suicide prevention
  • Reporting child abuse
  • Church security
  • Use-of-force and de-escaltion/police chaplains code of ethics
  • Communications/community policing

(Trainers reserve right to change subjects as they are relevant)


  1. Send name, address, cell phone, email and LE agency representing, along with $50. check/money order payable to “APCA”, P.O. Box 900, Mt. Morris, Mi. 48458 by Sept. 1st, 2016.
  2. Go to our website: www.americanpolicechaplain.org. Click left “APCA E-Store” and scroll down to bottom to PayPal. Use credit cards/debit for $50. and put for subject “Nashville Training”.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS Sept. 1st, 2016 (Payment after deadline is $60. Cash Only and payable upon arrival.)

Questions? Email: Exec. Director, Chaplain Jim Salo at: jimsalo@comcast.net or call (810) 730-8975 Eastern time zone.


April 2017: Basic Police Chaplaincy Training, Level 1

NW Wisconsin. Dates, cost and other info beginning of 2017.