The Crestview Police Department established a volunteer chaplains’ program in 2008. This program is designed to provide spiritual guidance and non-therapeutic counseling to members of the police department (sworn and non-sworn) and their families in a time of need. It is not intended that any of the chaplains replace an individual’s spiritual adviser, but because of their experience and training they have a fairly firm grasp of the challenges that most law enforcement persons face. They may offer insights and assistance unique to law enforcement personnel.
Our chaplains strive to provide an ecumenical presence, spiritual guidance, non-therapeutic counseling, comfort in time of crisis, informational seminars, and parties in support of the law enforcement community. They have also been called upon to lend assistance to victims of crime and tragedy in the community. It is their privilege to assist officers when making death notifications, or aiding persons of the
community when a loved one dies unexpectedly.