Henry County Police Department
Police Chaplain Program
The Henry County Police Chaplain Program is comprised of ten (10) professional clergy members who volunteer their services to department employees, their families, and members of the community during times of crisis, conflict, or sorrow. The Chaplains are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to assist police personnel with a variety of services in the field such as death notifications, lost or missing persons, and suicides. In addition they provide counseling and pastoral services whenever such services are requested. They may respond to major incidents and disasters such as plane crashes, multiple injury incidents, or officer involved shootings providing an empathic ear, displaying a passionate interest in, and the specialized training for pastoral care. The Chaplains donate several hundred hours to the community and officers each year. The Henry County Police Department salutes these outstanding volunteers.
Who qualifies as a Police Chaplain?
- Chaplains must be ordained or licensed ministers in good standing in a recognized religious denomination or group.
- Chaplains must be skilled in ministry and pastoral care.
- Chaplains must maintain high spiritual and moral standards.
- Chaplains must demonstrate a commitment to ministry with police officers.
- Chaplains must become familiar with and accept the policies and procedures of the Chaplain’s Program.
- Chaplains must possess a valid Georgia driver’s license.
- Chaplain applicants are subject to a background investigation prior to appointment.
Last updated: Friday June 03 2011