Ed Chicoine,

Ed Chicoine

Ed is a 26-year veteran of law enforcement.  He started his career in the United States Air Force as a Law Enforcement Specialist assigned to a Drug Interdiction Team in a Para-rescue Unit.  He currently works as a Homicide Detective with the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.  Ed was a member of the Special Response Unit (S.W.A.T.) for 13 years.  He has worked in a variety of assignments with the Sheriff's Office, mostly on patrol and investigations.  Ed was a client with WCPR in 2003, after self admittedly 'dealing with the symptoms of PTSD for years in the typical first responder ways of the past… ignore the beast until you're staring at it's tonsils and it's stolen the enjoyment out of your life.'  

Attributing the reduction of PTSD effects on his personal life to what he learned at WCPR, Ed has returned to serve with WCPR as a Peer Counselor.  He has also become a non-denominational Christian Chaplain, leading a street ministry program in the Stockton area.  He is now a member of the WCPR Chaplain Staff and serves in a dual role as a Chaplain and Peer Counselor.  He is also a member of the WCPR Board of Directors. 

Ed currently leads the Alameda County Sheriff's Office's Peer Support Unit.  Ed says he began his career serving civilians with the para-rescue motto 'That others may live…' but now says he would like first responders to find the freedom he has found, and serve their peers with the new motto 'That those who serve others may live in peace…'