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National Police Association Announce Scholarship Recipient

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The National Police Association Announces December 2019 Chaplaincy Training Scholarship Recipient

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Mar 19, 2020, 08:32 ET

INDIANAPOLIS, March 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The National Police Association is honored to announce that Benjamin J. Pasiak was selected as the NPA’s December 2019 scholarship recipient for the International Fellowship of Chaplains (IFOC) training certification. Mr. Pasiak received his IFOC chaplaincy certification having completed the course.

Mr. Pasiak is an officer with the North Tonawanda, NY Police Department with 19 years law enforcement experience. He is in charge of security and head of youth ministries at his local church.

Mr. Pasiak stated the IFOC Chaplain course was impressive in its professionalism and Chaplains Larry and Kathy Burden are very knowledgeable in the curriculum. This is by far one of the best courses I have taken in my law enforcement career. I would recommend the I.F.O.C. training to anyone who feels the call to be a Chaplain.

The IFOC is a nonprofit organization, providing training, credentialing, ordination, networking, and deployment in the varied areas of chaplaincy. The IFOC interfaces with both the secular and ministry worlds for the purpose of promoting tolerance and understanding, as well as, provide professional, trained and dedicated chaplains in the various fields of need. IFOC’s purpose is to “Train (and equip) the saints (the body of Christ) for the work of the ministry” The work of the chaplain differs greatly from the work of the pastorate. The pastor cares for the spiritual needs of the congregation; whereas, the chaplain cares for the needs of the secular world as well. More information about the IFOC and the National Police Association’s scholarship program can be found at their website here is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission of educating supporters of law enforcement in how to help police departments accomplish their goals.

Ed Hutchison

SOURCE National Police Association