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Police Department - Chaplain

"Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the children of God"- Matthew 5:9

The Police Department Chaplain is an advisor to the Chief of Police in matters regarding the moral, spiritual, and religious welfare of police department personnel, as well as victims and their families when requested.

The Chaplain is a certified police officer who is also an ordained clergy member. The services of the Chaplain are available to all department members and their families on the basis of need and desire, as well as to the public when needed.

 

The Chaplain may be called upon in many situations:

  • Death notifications
  • To provide comfort to crime or crash victims or their families
  • To help calm emotionally upset individuals at scenes of accidents or crimes
  • To assist with attempted or potential suicide victims
  • Counseling or referral services
  • Assist departmental personnel in making notifications in the event an officer is injured or killed in the line of duty
  • Visit sick or injured employees in the hospital or at home
  • Funeral services
  • Departmental functions to provide invocations and benedictions
  • Represent the police department as requested by the Chief of Police
  • Respond to major disasters
  • Liaison with other religious leaders and organizations in the community