Bridging the Gaps: Esperanza Capacity Institute Offers Workshops for Police Chaplains

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Esperanza Capacity Institute is an amazing educational opportunity in which community leaders can learn from other professionals in their specialized fields. Experts offer workshops that help address organizational issues, administrative processes, finances, and marketing as well as improve leadership and effectiveness.

This year, we are offering a special workshop track for law enforcement and chaplains.

The Chaplaincy Engagement Track:


  • Impact of Deadly Force in Law Enforcement with Paul Banach, Director of Professional Development, Baltimore Police Academy
  • Ministry and Role of Clergy in Hostage Negotiations with Arnaldo Puentes, Corporate Investigator
  • Crisis Ministry & Role of Chaplains with Rev. Dr. Emilio Marrero, Retired Navy Chaplain of over 32 years
  • Suicide Prevention (Parts 1 & 2) with Rev. Luis Centeno, Regional Director, National Police Suicide Foundation and Philadelphia Police Chaplain

Special Plenaries

Community Policing with First Deputy Police Commissioner Richard Ross

Building Bridges between Police and Community

This plenary is a special panel discussion with Rev. Luis Cortes and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Ramsey to discuss how the church can serve as a bridge between the Police and the Community, and will be open to the public and media.