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All chaplains will have the opportunity to undergo an initial twenty (20) hour orientation to prepare them for their duties. Topics in which a law enforcement chaplain should be knowledgeable are:


  • Blood Borne & Air Borne
  • Pathogens
  • Burn-out: Officers and Chaplains
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Death Notification
  • Departmental Orientation
  • Domestic Disturbances
  • Ethics


  • Officer Death and Injury
  • Post-shooting Syndrome
  • What is expected of a Chaplain
  • Ride-a-longs
  • Problems Officers Face
  • Listening and Communication
  • Confidentiality
  • Substance Abuse


  • Self-Defense and Weapons Orientation
  • Sensitivity and Diversity
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicide Prevention Concepts

Attendance at Annual Training Seminars and Regional Seminars with other organizations is encouraged but not mandatory.