The purpose of the Volunteer Police Chaplain Program is to provide increased sensitive responses to the public in times of crisis and to provide members of the police department with any personal assistance they may require. The Volunteer Police Chaplain, Pastor Daniel McDowell or his designee will be available on a 24-hour basis. The goal is to allow faith leaders to come alongside police officers to provide emotional and spiritual support both for them and for the community during times of crisis or turmoil.
The Police Chaplain’s role:
Provide spiritual support and encouragement to police officers, agency employees, and their families
Perform tasks of an emotional nature, allowing officers to concentrate on law enforcement tasks
Provide support both for officers and for the community during times of crisis or turmoil
Be available on-call to respond to situations as requested by officers