about us

We Save Lives! That has been our motto and goal since the begining. All of our efforts are to make our communities safer and to enrich the lives of families.
+Our Mission
To break down barriers between people and organizations that prevent living in a peaceful and cooperative community.
+Our Purpose
Bringing together spiritual and Civil Authorities for the common good and safety of our children, congregations and communities.
+Meeting A Need
The Cops & Clergy Network is meeting a widely felt need as is evidenced by the founding of multiple chapters throughout the Inland Empire, with new chapters being organized on a regular basis. This partnership provides greater opportunities to reach out to residents of the communities to improve the quality of life in our city.

The Cops & Clergy Network provides the following services:

  • Chapter development services
  • Community liaison and relationship consulting services
  • Coordination services for Faith based and civic partnerships development
  • Relationship and sensitivity training for faith communities and government entities
  • Need assessment services


+Areas Of Focus
The Service Area: CCN will assist and service any community nation-wide that has an interest in establishing a Chapter of the Cops and Clergy Network.

The Target Area: CCN employs strategies that works with faith based groups, community based groups, police departments, local government, county government and other government groups and departments. Either of these groups can be an initiator group.


+Tutoring and Mentoring
We are developing tutorial programs that allows students to visit neighborhood churches after school to receive help with their homework. This plays a huge part in preparing our children for the future and to keep their minds focused on the positive side of education.

Through the help of family and neighborhood organizations we are able to obtain tutors and mentors that help guide the children through everyday life. We have programs that include day trips to the community center where the children can swim, play basketball and participate in other activities.

All of the programs help to keep our children in a positive atmosphere and helps them understand important values that are needed to lead successful lives.


+The Boards and Members
Board of Directors:

  • Dr. Felix Roger Jones III, President
  • Ms. Lisa Marie Ruiz, Treasurer
  • Dr. Donald Wallace, Assistant Treasurer
  • Ms. Phyllis Marie Jones, Secretary
  • Chief of Police Frank Coe, Member
  • Parole Officer Don Thomas Davis, Member
  • Lt. Sheila Davis, CO
  • Dr. Craig Turley, Member

Advisory Board:

  • Chief of Police James R. Bueermann
  • District Attorney Michael Ramos
  • Dr. William Bean


About Us

Cops & Clergy Network

The Cops & Clergy Network was founded in Redlands, CA in 1982. The purpose of Cops & Clergy is to break down barriers that hinders communication between law enforcement agencies and the community at-large, and to promote collaboration in solving community problems unresponsive to more traditional approaches attempted by law enforcement agencies and community organizations acting alone.

Philosophy and System

Philosophy and System

The cops and clergy network is both a philosophy and a system.

Partnerships are built upon relationships. Further, effective and enduring partnerships are maintained through sustained and strong value driven relationships.


The system is comprised of a threefold link:

  • The clergy component is both co-initiator; and a morals and values driven entity
  • The cops (government) component is both co-initiator; and a police and mobilization based entity
  • The service component is the results oriented and service delivery entity (ies)


The police (government) perspective is that it can fully buy-in to the CCN because when services are delivered the results will reduce crime. Reduced crime enables the government to fulfill its mission and reach it goal in being guardians over a safer community and nation.

The clergy (faith community) perspective is that it can fully buy-in to the CCN because it can influence human beings, those created in Gods image, by invoking and instilling Godly morals and values. These values and morals will bring about changes in individuals behavior resulting in better neighbors, friends, citizens and collectively healthy communities.

The service (faith based, community based, public and government) organizations are allowed and enabled to successfully perform their mission. Thereby creating satisfied and motivated service organizations, which meets the needs of its community.