The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office announces the graduation of Chaplain Tim Bruce from the Police and Fire Chaplain Training Academy on Oct. 8.
Bruce was one of 29 chaplains to complete an intense week of studies. The Police & Fire Chaplain’s Training Academy partners with Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.
The program provides 44 hours of classroom training, 12 hours of direct contact experience and three hours of seminar training. Training is provided at the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission in Burien. Bruce serves the citizens of Clallam County by assisting deputies and residents in times of crisis.
The Sheriff’s Office is very fortunate to have a well-trained and compassionate cadre of chaplains who serve as a resource for CCSO personnel when dealing with the public in such incidents as accidental deaths, suicides, suicidal subjects, serious accidents, drug and alcohol abuse, and other such situations that may arise.
Chaplains also provide counseling, spiritual guidance and insight for agency personnel and their families.