1 Prayer + 1 Prayer Warrior + 1 Officer + 1 Day at a Time
~ 4 Spiritual Life ~
Our goal is simple: Assign one Prayer Partner to every Law Enforcement Officer in Clark County, Nevada -- for life (spiritual life).
Chaplain Sgt. Ken Rochell of the Michigan State Police Department initiated the Adopt-A-Cop ministry in 1998. Ken began this ministry to serve as a bridge between local churches and their local law enforcement agencies.
The Adopt-A-Cop ministry is growing rapidly. This is a national ministry with over 190 chapters represented in 24 states including Nevada. Michael Thrower, Founder and CEO of Community Connect, Inc., started Nevada’s first Adopt-A-Cop chapter in Las Vegas in 2016 for the same reason that Ken did back in 1998: to serve as a bridge between churches and the local law enforcement agencies.
The purpose of Adopt-A-Cop is to assign law enforcement officers to a family, group, or individual who will pray daily for them and occasionally send a note of encouragement, support, and thank you for their service to the community. Imagine the powerful difference you can make in the lives of those who put their lives on the line for us every day! While a bulletproof vest provides a level of protection for our law enforcement officers, an even greater blessing and shield of armor can be found in the power of faithful, praying believers and prayer warriors. In addition to the obvious high physical risk of their profession, officers are also in jeopardy of becoming cynical, feeling hopeless, suffering relationship problems, succumbing to alcohol abuse, and even becoming suicidal. The divorce and suicide rates among those in law enforcement are well above the national average.