The DeKalb Police Chaplain program was developed to provide better service to the citizens of DeKalb as well as department personnel in times of personal crisis. 


The Chaplain volunteers his/her time to provide spiritual guidance and counseling to all members of the DeKalb Police Department, their families, as well as citizens when it is needed. The Chaplain may be called on to assist police officers in a variety of situations, including but not restricted to:
  • Accidents involving serious injury
  • Alcoholics
  • Assist in quieting upset persons or persons being committed to the hospital
  • Assist police officers and the people they contact in any other function of the ministerial profession as requested
  • Comfort to victims or families of victims in sexual offenses
  • Death notices
  • Marital problems
  • Persons in need of food, shelter or medical services
  • Persons simply wanting to talk over problems
  • Stranded persons in need of financial help for travel
More pleasant duties include attending departmental social events. The Chaplain may periodically attend shift briefings and ride on patrol with officers.