The many benefits of police chaplains
Having a chaplain available for difficult times can be a blessing
Law enforcement officers are often called on to provide counsel and comfort for people in need, colleagues and even their own friends and families. It is difficult for law officers to ask for help in return. Having a chaplain available for difficult times can be a blessing.
On this episode of Policing Matters, host Jim Dudley chats with Jared Altic, who is the kind of person you can count on to lend an ear – and maybe some sage advice and guidance. Jared has worked full-time in the church for over 25 years, has a long history of ministering to members of the military, law enforcement and other first responders, and started serving Kansas City (Kansas) Police Department as a police chaplain in 2018.
Jared focuses on the health and wellness of patrol officers and responds to unattended deaths such as homicides and suicides. He is also the host of the "Hey Chaplain" podcast.
Additional resources on police chaplains
- 5 things to know about police chaplains
- A chaplain’s role on a ride-along: Assisting at a suicide call
- Chaplain's corner: How to handle transition in law enforcement
- Chaplain's corner: Beauty from ashes
- Chaplain's Corner: Something to think about
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