Truett McConnell University (TMU) announced on Monday that the institution had signed an exclusive agreement with the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC), an alliance providing support to police chaplains, initiating a partnership with the organization.

The ICPC, which was founded in 1973, is an international, professional membership organization made up of chaplains and liaison officers from different faith groups and law enforcement agencies. The organization works to train, equip, and encourage chaplains who provide availability to the needs of law enforcement officers and victims of crime. The ICPC also seeks partnerships with other professional organizations and chaplaincy groups which led to the collaboration with Truett McConnell.

President of ICPC Ronald J. White signs partnership agreement with TMU.

The official signing was finalized by the President of the International Conference of Police Chaplains, Dr. Ronald J. White. White is a chaplain for several public safety departments in the Chicago Heights, IL area and a United States Air Force Veteran.

“We must continue our education processes of ICPC to continue to develop and train chaplains. The relationship between ICPC and Truett McConnell University is the epitome of the development of law enforcement chaplain educational excellence processes,” said White.

Also in attendance were J. Marie Griffin-Taylor, Dean and Assistant Professor for The Michael Sattler School of Public Service; President of TMU, Dr. Emir Caner; and Vice President for Academic Services, Dr. Brad Reynolds.

“This [partnership] will allow more police chaplains to receive training through [TMU’s] online format, giving more police access to assistance from highly trained chaplains,” said Griffin-Taylor.

TMU President Emir Caner shakes hands with ICPC President Ronald J. White.

“By creating this partnership,” she added, “TMU demonstrates its commitment to not just stand behind law enforcement, but to stand with them and beside them, by providing more chaplains to help them deal with the sometimes devastating effects of their jobs.”

“It’s a way to give greater access for law enforcement to those who can help them as they help others.”


Jenny Gregory is the Assistant Director for TMU’s Marketing and Communications.

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