Local police chaplain honored with diplomate credential

Ponca City Now - July 21, 2016 11:52 am

Larry Harris, with nearly 30 years of experience as being a Chaplain for the Ponca City Police Department and serving as the local Chaplain Coordinator, was recognized on the nation level while attending the 43rd Annual International Conference of Police Chaplains in Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 11-15.

He received Diplomat Credential and was sworn in as the ICPC Oklahoma area representative.

The ICPC Diplomate Credential is the second highest level given and attests to the completion of 500 hours of professional studies.

Harris has been a member of ICPC for 12 years. He was a member of the ICPC Disaster Response team in August 2005 to Houston, Texas, following Hurricane Katrina and in May 2011 following the Joplin, Missouri, tornado.

“Larry Harris is a very dedicated servant, and a strong advocate for Law Enforcement. We owe him a great deal of thanks for his service to this department and to this community. I am very proud that he is part of our family” said Chief of Police Don Bohon.

Larry Harris, local Police Chaplain is shown receiving his Diplomate Credential from International Conference of Police Chaplain President Mark Clements in Albuquerque, New Mexico, last week.


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