The McFarland Police Department Chaplain program is dedicated to providing for the spiritual, moral and personal needs of the department personnel and their families. Chaplains respond to the needs of a department employee during times of death injury or emotional distress. They provide spiritual support and guidance to employees upon request. They assist department officials in making notifications to families of officers who have been seriously injured or killed. They are available to department employees and their families, when requested, in times of personal stress and or crises. Chaplains participate in ride-a-longs in order to become acquainted with the stressors experienced by officers in the performance of their duties. Chaplains maintain an influence/presence that fosters the highest ethical conduct among employees. Chaplains assist the department in providing comfort and support to members of the community during times of emotional trauma (i.e. the aftermath of violent crimes, death notifications, etc.). They also foster public confidence and support by attending civic events and other incidents of heightened public interest. Chaplains serve as a resource for crisis intervention and other forms of counseling to the citizens of the community. They take the time needed and utilize their training and experience to help comfort victims of crimes. Chaplains also assist as a resource regarding community based policing.
If you are interested in being a Chaplain for the McFarland Police Department, contact us at 661-792-2121.