Pastor Ted Smith Attends the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC)

LIBERTY, July 30, 2015 – Father Ted Smith, Pastor of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church of Liberty, and Chaplain with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, attended the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC) 42nd Annual Training Seminar held in Sacramento, California July 13th – 17th.

Hundreds of police chaplains and law enforcement officers from around the world attended the training, which offered basic and advanced classes. The training included Introduction to Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, Stress Management, Death Notification, Officer Suicide, Disaster Spiritual Care, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Dealing with the Mentally Ill, and much more.

The seminar included ICPC’s annual memorial service, a touching tribute honoring all law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, as well as a remembrance of ICPC chaplains who died during the preceding year. The training allows Chaplain Smith to obtain basic accreditation as a certified Law Enforcement Chaplain, and he plans on continuing his training to earn his Master Chaplain certification.

In addition to serving the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Chaplain Smith is pleased to offer his newly acquired skills to other local law enforcement and first responder agencies. He can be contacted by calling St. Stephen’s Church at 936-336-3762 or by email at

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