about us

+Vision
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

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+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.

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+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.

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+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

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CCN Initiatives

CCN Initiatives

1. Clergy and Community Leaders On The Streets (CLOTS): Each afternoon 3-5 pm a scheduled pair or more of walkers and observers will be in the community that covers the following area: btwn. Colton Ave and Brockton and Church to Orange St. (vicinity). The goal is to be visible, involved and present (VIP) in the identified area.

The schedulers are: Pastors – Garry Donesky (951) 660-9665 and Richard Bryant (909) 792-6770.

2. Parent Power: Provide parenting training to all interested individual that live in area residences. The goal is to equip and assist parents and guardians in developing parenting skills that will enable a parent or guardian of a difficult teen to maintain control of their home. For example: The Parent Project which is currently taught by RPD and RUSD. Coordinator: Dr. Felix Roger Jones III

3. Community Mediation Team: Form a community mediation team. The goal is to develop a cadre of trained mediators who will work on a volunteer basis. They will be deployed into the community on an as needed basis. They will be available to mediate disputes between family members, between neighbors, and between community groups or gangs. Referral can be made by police, neighbors, community leaders and other concerned individuals. Coordinator: TBA

4. Critical Incident Strategic Management (CISM): Provide CISM training to clergy and other key leaders. Such skills taught and learned in CISM courses can be used in numerous community and civil responses. Coordinator: TBA

5. Prayer Walks: Prayer Walks are strategic actions in the process of reclaiming the CommUnity for its peaceful and law-abiding citizens. Coordinator: TBA

6. Youth-BuildingR: CCN is committed to giving our youth a future. The Faith and Justice Summit (FJS) will spotlight this effort. It will assist us in providing definition to how we go about giving our youth a future. We will spend the rest of 2011 networking and developing the strategy. Coordinator: TBA

7. FJS – Theme Re-enforcer Seminars: Three or four mini-workshop, 2-3 hour, workshops will be presented or hosted doing the next 12 months. Coordinator; TBA