We Are Called Upon To:...
Counsel Peace Officers, other members of the Department, and their families.
Visit sick and injured Officers and Department personnel in home and the hospital.
Make death notifications.
Provide assistance to victims.
Equip officers in areas such as stress management,ethics, family life, and pre-retirement.
Serve as part of the Crisis Response Team.
Assist at suicide incidents.
Serve as a liaison with other clergy in the community.
Provide for the spiritual needs of prisoners.
Furnish answers to religious questions.

Chaplain's Mission Statement

Believing that God is the answer to humanity's dilemma, the Ceres Police Chaplains bear witness to the love and power of God to Law Enforcement Officers, their families, other members of the Police Department, and all the people they serve.

This pastoral care is offered to all people, regardless of race, gender, creed or religion

The Ceres Police Chaplain is led by his or her own faith and actions, by God's reconciling love, to be available and ready to serve those in need.

The Ceres Police Chaplain's ministry provides a source of strength to the Law Enforcement Officers and their families, other Department members, the community, and the incarcerated.

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To apply to be a Chaplain

Ceres Police Department Chaplains:

  • Joel Richards
  • Gary Wold
  • Christian Grigson
  • Aquiles Rojas