Police Department Chaplains
The Pomona Police Department Chaplains are dedicated to providing for the spiritual, moral and personal need of the Department personnel and their families.
“An encouraging word, a listening ear a supporting presence”
- Respond to the needs of Department employee during times of death injury or emotional distress.
- Provide spiritual support and guidance to employees upon request.
- Assist Department officials in making notifications to families of Officers receiving serious injury or upon death of a Department employee.
- Be available to Department employees and their families when requested in times of personal stress and or crises.
- Participate in ride-a-longs in order to become acquainted with the stressors experienced by Department Officers in the performance of their duties.
- Assist the Department, when requested 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.) as a means of alleviating pressure on Department employees.
- Maintain an influence / presence that fosters the highest ethical conduct among employees.
- Foster public confidence and support by attending civic events and other periods of heightened public interest.
- Serve as a resource for crisis intervention and other forms of counseling to the citizens of the community when requested to do so by the Department.
- To provide an additional dimension and optional personnel resource for the Department regarding community based policing.
If you are interested in being a Chaplain for the Pomona Police Department contact:
Chaplain Director Bob Keller
LAW ENFORCEMENT CHAPLAIN’S DUTIES
An on-staff trained Biblical Law Enforcement Chaplain can be an invaluable source of service in the following areas at no charge to Law Enforcement Agencies:
Upon specific invitation by Chief of Police, the Chaplain can:
- Participate in ceremonial functions or represent the Chief of Police at civic events, awards events, promotions, or weddings.
- Participate in shooting review boards, oral interview boards, or other internal administrative functions.
- Officiate or otherwise participate in funerals as requested.
- Represent the Department at Line-of-Duty funerals statewide.
- Provide Biblical guidance and advice in a confidential setting for Officers or their family members in order to reduce stress, deal with personal needs or problems, or to provide support in a time of family crisis (physical, emotional, or spiritual).
- Be available to offer support and comfort when an officer is sick, injured, or killed; conduct Critical Incident Stress Debriefings at the request of administration or individual officers.