The Role of a Police Chaplainpolice-helmet-007

Law enforcement chaplains do the following:
– Counsel law enforcement officers
– Counsel other members of a department
– Counsel the families of law enforcement officers and other department personnel
– Visit sick or injured officers and departmental personnel in homes and hospitals
– Make death notifications
– Provide assistance to victims
– Teach officers in areas such as stress management, family life and pre-retirement courses
– Serve as part of a department’s Crisis Response Team
– Assist at suicide incidents
– Serve as liaison with other clergy in the community
– Provide for the spiritual needs of prisoners
– Furnish expert responses to religious questions
– Offer prayers at special occasions such as graduations, ceremonies, and openings
– Serve on review boards, award boards, and other committees
– Deal with transients and the homeless


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