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Police Chaplain

A police chaplain serves as a support system for law enforcement in times of crisis. They can be volunteers or sworn officers. They come from all faiths and are fully ordained. Some hold degrees or certifications in mental health treatment. Police chaplains can offer an informal source of support for officers. The Police Chaplain topic features articles about how a police chaplaincy can help cops and civilians, what you need to know about police chaplains and how chaplains can assist on challenging police calls.

A unique chaplaincy partnership reveals the similar storms police and EMS professionals weather
Having a chaplain available for difficult times can be a blessing
What are some “life habits” good peace officers seem to have?
Durham PD Officer J.T. Rose said that the suspect had an arm wrapped around his throat and was reaching for his service weapon when Chaplain Scott Wilkos intervened
The Tampa Police Department is looking to double its already 15-person strong chaplain program
Known for his brashness, decisiveness and well, profanity, he was very spiritual and religious
You help those in trouble, you support victims and yes, you sometimes rescue the needy
Even when our interior landscape is charred, spring will come
Part of handling change is “reframing” it – looking at it differently so our mind’s eye can see fresh possibilities
His homeowner’s association changed course after the National Police Association hired a high-profile attorney to represent him
A police chaplain and officers respond to a call from a woman who suspected her son had killed himself
Six new volunteer chaplains will be on call to provide support, counseling and a listening ear after a difficult call or during day-to-day duties
The Crisis Care Chaplaincy program provided a debriefing with Metro-Area Ambulance and the Mandan Fire Department
The support that can come from the officer’s primary relationship can be especially impactful
Police chaplains aren’t there to push a religion on police officers; their role is primarily to listen and offer emotional and spiritual support
If your agency does not have a plan in place to help an officer in crisis, the following six tips can provide some basic assistance
The key to a successful departmental chaplaincy is contact — there must be enough chaplains strategically placed who are artful in “reaching out and touching someone”