The Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Sacramento (LECS) serves 17 law enforcement agencies throughout the greater Sacramento Valley.  

  • California Highway Patrol – Sacramento Region
  • California State Fair Police
  • Citrus Heights Police Department
  • DART
  • Fulton & El Camino Parks Police
  • Elk Grove Police Department
  • Los Rios Police Department
  • Rancho Cordova Police Department
  • Sacramento County Coroner’s Office
  • Sacramento County District Attorney
  • Sacramento County Parks and Recreation
  • Sacramento County Probation
  • Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sacramento International Airport
  • Sacramento Police Department
  • Sacramento State University Police Department
  • Twin Rivers Police Department

On behalf of the women and men of this organization, THANK YOU for selflessly dedicating your time and abilities in providing emotional support to our EGPD family and the community of Elk Grove. The mental health and wellness of our employees is of the utmost importance, and we appreciate the assistance you provide to ensure our EGPD family is taken care of.

Bobby Davis

Elk Grove Police Department


I am thankful for the Sacramento Law Enforcement Chaplaincy. In 1977, the Sacramento Police Department was a founding member of the Chaplaincy. Today, under the leadership of Executive Director Darryl Schmidt and Senior Chaplain Debra Fontes, we continue to serve our community as a team for positive community impact.

Kathy Lester

Sacramento Police Department


Your chaplains have become an integral part of our law enforcement family, offering solace and support to officers and their families during times of crisis, loss, and personal struggles. Your commitment to providing emotional and spiritual care to our law enforcement professionals is invaluable and greatly appreciated. I would also like to acknowledge the positive impact you have made in our community. Your presence at community events, outreach programs, and critical incidents has helped bridge the gap between law enforcement and the public. Your ability to connect with individuals from all walks of life, regardless of their background or beliefs, is a testament to your compassion and dedication.

Alexander A. Turcotte

Citrus Heights Police Department

Chief of Police

We are honored to invite our LECS Chaplains onto our campuses. They bring a peaceful and heart-felt presence when engaging with students, faculty, and administration. We appreciate the sense of calm they bring to our district sites, and the extraordinary support they offer to our community. Thank you, Chaplains!

David A. Lugo

Twin Rivers Police Department


The pivotal role that chaplains play within our law enforcement ecosystem cannot be overstated. These remarkable individuals, driven solely by their compassion and selflessness, devote their precious time as volunteers to serve as a vital source of support for our deputies and the communities that rely on our protection. Their presence, marked by an unshakable commitment to our cause, is a testament to their unwavering dedication and their desire to provide solace during times of distress, guidance in moments of uncertainty, and a listening ear to those who seek understanding. The scope of the Sacramento Law Enforcement Chaplaincy’s impact resonates deeply within the corridors of the entire Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. Their continuous presence and their remarkable ability to provide emotional and spiritual support have not only proven to be invaluable assets for our deputies but have also reinforced the strong bonds we share with the communities we proudly serve. It is through their compassionate outreach that bridges we built, understanding is nurtured, and trust is solidified—factors that are indispensable in fostering a safer and more harmonious environment for everyone.

Jim Cooper

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office