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Cops & Clergy

Cops and Clergy logoThe Mission of the Sacramento Police Department’s Cops & Clergy program is to unite members of the faith-based community with the Sacramento Police Department to foster relationships, build community trust and reduce gang violence through outreach and intervention.

The primary goal of the Cops and Clergy Program is the development of trust between the Sacramento Police Department, the clergy and the communities they both serve. This trust is developed and nurtured through relationship building and positive actions. The fourth Ministers Academy was held in spring of 2017.

 2017 Ministers Academy

Contact Information

The Cops & Clergy email address is for answers to any inquiries from families and/or SPD officers concerning at-risk youth.


Referrals of at-risk youth and their families are welcomed. If you think the Cops & Clergy team can help or support, please email the following information to

  • Your name and contact information (phone/email)
  • Name and age of youth referred
  • Address and phone of youth
  • Name of parent/guardian (include their contact information)
  • Briefly explain the individual's circumstance

Minister's Academy

The fifth annual Cops & Clergy Minister’s Academy will be starting in spring 2018. Please see our brochure and application for more information and to apply.

For additional information:
Email Sergeant  Sameer Sood or call (916) 808-0985.