Police Chaplains are comprised of professional clergy members who, depending on the municipality, volunteer their services to department employees, their families, and members of the community during times of crisis, sorrow, or conflict.
Depending on the municipality, Police Chaplains participate in ride-a longs and conduct station visits. They are on-call 24 hours a day to assist police personnel with a variety of situations in the field such as death notifications, child deaths, lost or missing persons, and suicides.
Police Chaplains may also be requested to respond to major incidents and disasters such as plane crashes, multiple injury incidents, officer involved shootings and to assist with crisis intervention. Police Chaplains donate several hundred hours to the community and department each year.