that the spiritual and emotional needs of our employees, their
families, victims and their families cannot be ignored, the
Shelby County Chaplain’s Association was formed.
and responsibilities of a Chaplain are as follows:
with death notifications to the civilian population
in making notification to families of agency members who
have been injured or killed.
family notification, will respond to the hospital when an
officer has been injured or killed.
sick and injured police personnel in the hospital and home.
supportive care for victims of trauma.
and participate, when requested, in the funerals of active
or retired members of the agency.
on call and, if at all possible, be on the streets during
any major demonstration or any public function requiring
the presence of a large number of agency personnel.
with officers and other personnel having personal problems,
at their request.
with in-service training classes for personnel.
agency graduations, promotion activities, award ceremonies,
dinners, social events, etc. and offer invocations and benedictions.
responsible for the organization and development of the
spiritual organizations in the agency.
to all major disasters such as bombings, collapse of buildings,
explosions, multiple fire alarms, unusual industrial accidents,
and similar situations.
involved in public relations efforts.
liaison with other religious leaders in the community.
responding to the scene of death or injury, whether departmental
person or private citizens, the chaplain will notify the
person’s personal clergyperson as soon as possible.
make referrals in cases where specialized attention is needed,
or in those cases beyond the chaplain’s ability to
for full membership:
be serving in pastoral or staff ministry
have five years experience in pastoral service
adhere to Canons of Chaplains Ethics