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Chaplaincy Program

Chaplaincy Program - Bruce Ewanyshyn

The Chaplain for the Brandon Police Service serves as a safe spiritual and emotional resource person to the officers and staff at the Brandon Police Service and their families. This position is one forged in trust through a working relationship with police officers and staff.  The Chaplain is ready to serve regardless of one’s spiritual background and maintains a network with other faith ministries in order to act as a liaison with other faiths. The Chaplain offers public prayers at ceremonial functions and personal prayer upon request. The Chaplain meets with ministers from various denominations each month for a time of dedicated prayer for BPS Staff and for the City of Brandon.

In January 2015, CST. Bruce Ewanyshyn became the first Sworn Police Officer in BPS history to engage in the role of Chaplain. Bruce is a 25 year active Member of BPS currently assigned to specialized duty with the Forensic Identification Unit.  This allows him a unique perspective and understanding of the daily stress that policing can bring and enables him to build upon existing relationships on a spiritual level.

Bruce serves as a Deacon at Bethel Christian Assembly in equipping ministries and has a pastoral heart. He serves on worship teams and has a passion for singing and playing acoustic guitar. Bruce also serves on a prayer team, as a lead usher, and a choir member. Outside his local church, he is a board member with the Brandon Healing Rooms and is an active member of their prayer team. Bruce’s passion for ministry and motorcycling has resulted in his fifth term of service as President of the Christian Light Riders who are the local chapter of the worldwide ministry of the Christian Motorcyclists Association. Bruce organizes Senior Home visits, prison ministry, motorcycle rallies, and serves at outreach events such as the Alzheimer’s Society Poker Derby. Bruce has joined the Brandon Ministerial Association to establish and maintain a network with other faith ministries thus enabling him to be a resource providing staff with options for spiritual counsel in keeping with their faith based background.  

Bruce believes in being proactive and in March he launched his first project, a Monthly Devotional called “Hitting The Mark” available to all BPS Staff in electronic form. He is available on call to staff in case of a crisis and he can be found in the FIU office daily, available to engage in conversation and prayer support.

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