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Chaplain Program

Purpose

The purpose of the Tustin Police Department Chaplain Program is to improve police services and increase understanding between the Department and the community.

HOW A POLICE CHAPLAIN CAN HELP THE COMMUNITY AND DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL

The program is designed to offer a voluntary professional religious and social ministry to the community, especially during times of stress and in emergency situations where a chaplain’s specialized skills would be beneficial.

Police chaplains will also offer departmental personnel and their families, upon request, individual or family counseling and spiritual support during times of crisis or need.

Every person selected as a chaplain shall meet the following standards:

  • A credentialed (licensed or ordained) minister within his or her own denomination
  • A minister or otherwise recognized clergy on the staff of a church or synagogue
  • Possess a valid and current California driver’s license
  • Agree to engage in training approved by the Chief of Police that will enhance the chaplain’s efficiency in meeting and dealing with police-related incidents
  • Successfully complete the application, interview, and background investigation portion of the selection process
  • Accept and comply with the policies and procedures of the Tustin Police Department

If you have any questions about the program or if you are interested in becoming a chaplain, you may contact the personnel and training officer at (714) 573-3289.