Today, more than ever, law enforcement agencies need religious guidance, counseling and assistance to officers, their families, and their communities. No one is confronted with more situations that demoralize and create emotional, mental and spiritual burdens than is the law enforcement officer. These burdens can also effect the officer’s family.
Each day, a law enforcement officer is faced with potentially dangerous situations as he/she comes into contact with the baser elements of society. The officer may have to make split-second decisions that are just and right. Many times, an officer has a need to express his or her frustrations and problems to one who fully understands the circumstances of the law enforcement world. An officer may need to discuss his/her problems with someone who understands what he/she is up against, yet is detached enough not to be emotionally involved or in a position that might effect the officer’s career.
On call twenty-four hours a day, the law enforcement chaplains stand ready to respond to any given situation to offer assistance, spiritual guidance, comfort and support.