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Sheriffs Chaplaincy Program & Chaplains Corps


Chaplains come at any hour. Mostly, they listen. But they also comfort people who are in situations where they need guidance and compassion or perhaps, if someone asks, a moment of silent reflection or prayer will be offered in guarded privacy to support the trembling spirit that comes in difficult moments.


Senior Chaplain
Phone: (808) 897-9028
E-mail- [email protected]
Phone: (808) 391-4754
E-mail- [email protected]
Chaplain Liaison
Phone: (808) 3 54-7621
E-mail- [email protected]
Phone: (808) 520-3901
E-mail- [email protected]

Who can use the Chaplaincy Program?
All Sheriff Division personnel and members of their family are eligible to use Chaplaincy services. The program is voluntary and is only offered as a resource.
What is the Chaplaincy Program used for?
Your Chaplain ranges from being a sounding board, to offering therapeutic intervention for any issues affecting everyday life. This brochure lists some of the many services offered by the Chaplain.
What are the Chaplains hours?
Chaplains are on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be used as often as needed. Chaplains are available to meet you anywhere.
Who are the Chaplains?
A Chaplain is a person of faith. They represent a variety of religious traditions. Each Chaplain is ecclesiastically certified by a recognized
religious body and certified by the International Conference of Police Chaplains. Chaplains are available for pastoral care regardless of
personal and religious beliefs. As Chaplains, they do not represent a particular religious tradition, congregation, or church.
How are the Chaplains organized?
The Chaplain Corps was organized in 2004 with one chaplain, and became fully functioning in 2007, following the line of duty death of Deputy Daniel Browne-Sanchez. Chaplains volunteer their time and
expertise to provide a ministry of service and presence to the Sheriff Division. The Sheriff Chaplain Liaison coordinates the activities of the Chaplain Corps.

Are discussions with the Chaplains really confidential?
If you choose to talk with a Chaplain, your contact is confidential. Confidentiality is protected by law, and the ethical guidelines prescribed by the licenses of the clergy and professional counselors. It is incumbent upon you and your Chaplain to discuss confidentiality parameters.
How do I contact a Chaplain?
They can be contacted through your Section Commander, Chaplain Liaison, Central Dispatch, or directly by phone or email. You will meet with a Chaplain at a time and place mutually agreeable. Chaplains and their phone numbers are listed on the back of this brochure.
What can I expect when I call a Chaplain?
Expect confidentiality and professionalism. Expect to be treated with concern, compassion, and respect. Chaplains work together with Peer Support team members to provide aid and support.
How do Chaplains help?
Pastoral care to sworn and civilian personnel and their families. Visit sick or injured personnel in homes and hospitals. Assist with death notifications.
Assist with critical incidents and crisis support.
Instruct Stress Management classes. Serve as liaison with other clergy in the community. Furnish expert responses to religious questions. Offer prayers at special occasions such as recruit graduations, award ceremonies and dedications of buildings, and memorial services. Are available to perform personal religious ceremonies.(Weddings, funerals, blessings, etc.)