Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Over 175 clergy members representing 12 different religions and numerous denominations attended the quarterly meeting of the Sheriff’s Multi-Faith Executive Clergy Council with Sheriff Lee Baca Tuesday. Clergy members from throughout Los Angeles County filled the room at Sheriff’s Headquarters to discuss their ongoing efforts to assist and support the community, in collaboration with the Sheriff’s Department.

The Executive Clergy Council was established to foster strong and sustainable community relations within our local faith groups and continues to be an invaluable part of the Department’s mission to provide exemplary service to all residents of Los Angeles County. During the meeting Sheriff Baca discussed the following:

• The 12th Annual Multi-Faith Prayer Breakfast in January 2013 - The breakfast is designed for elected officials, community leaders, clergy leaders from various religious faiths, and business professionals who have been invited from throughout Southern California to assemble and build relationships.

• The recent graduation of the 1st Multi-Faith C.E.R.T. School – On Saturday, December 15, 2012, approximately 80 local clergy graduated from the 1st Multi-Faith C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Training) School. The graduates were put through a comprehensive 5 week course which is designed to help citizens protect themselves, their families, neighbors and their communities in emergency situations.

• Overview and direction of the Sheriff’s Multi-Faith Executive Clergy Council – Sheriff Baca spoke about continuing to establish meaningful relationships that are built on trust, respect, and unyielding commitment to the Core Values of the Sheriff’s Department. He also thanked the members for their faithful service and compassionate commitment to the men, women, and children of communities throughout Los Angeles County, and for their continued partnership with the Sheriff’s Department.

MORE DETAILS AVAILABLE:
2011 Sheriff’s Executive Clergy Council Year In Review (booklet)
The Executive Clergy Council continues to be an integral and invaluable part of the mission of the Sheriff’s Department to provide exemplary service to all residents of Los Angeles County. Through our partnership, we have established meaningful relationships that are built on trust, respect and unyielding commitment to the Department’s Core Values.
(BOOKLET:)
http://file.lacounty.gov/lasd/cms1_183144.pdf

Mission Statement of the
SHERIFF’S MULTI-FAITH EXECUTIVE CLERGY COUNCIL
As a body of volunteer clergy and lay leaders, we are unified and dedicated to our faith.
It is our mission to assist and support our community, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and to intercede with spiritual guidance in crisis situations.
We aspire to improve the quality of life by identifying and
addressing important community issues and concerns, by raising the
level of communication between the Sheriff’s Department and the
citizens of our community and its surrounding areas.

Deputy Derrick Thompson
Sheriff’s Multi-Faith Executive Clergy Council
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
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Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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