Police Chaplain

The East Brunswick Police Department Chaplain Program creates a partnership with various faith-based leaders of a community to respond and assist police and other law enforcement agencies providing an overall better quality to the citizens of East Brunswick.

The goal of our program is to have the Police and Clergy working together during times of crisis or incidents, that a more comprehensive response will be given to those in need. The faith-based leaders perform tasks of a more emotional, social or spiritual nature while the officers handles those tasks that are of a law enforcement nature.

The role of the Chaplain is to be the "balancer."  The Police Chaplain is to provide support for Police Officer and civilians in their needs. Chaplains are there to provide appropriate assistance, advice, comfort, counsel and referrals to those in need who may request support.

The Police Chaplain Program provides promotion, training, consultation and encouragement to chaplains, the law enforcement and first responder community.

To learn how to become a member of the East Brunswick Police Department Chaplain Program, please email the Community Policing Unit or call at 732-390-6938.

Two Day Police Chaplain Course

Introductory Elements of Law Enforcement and First Responder Chaplaincy

This introduces the philosophy of law enforcement and first responder chaplaincy and covers parameters and protocols in being a chaplain and having a chaplain program. This covers the basics from the law to ride-alongs.

Domestic Violence

This will present an overview of the dangers faced by police officers during domestic calls and review how chaplains can support our officers as they respond to situation in the community. Practical information will be given on helping situations where domestic violence may be present which will include situation within the community as well as domestic violence that may occur in the family of the officer.

Helping Law Enforcement & First Responder Families

This will describe the role of the chaplain with law enforcement, first responders and their families. This will include possible activities and programs.

Managing Stress & Crisis Incidents

This will assist chaplains, law enforcement personnel, and first responders in how to utilize Stress Management and CISM techniques. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder will be discussed.

Officer Injury, Death & Ceremonies

This will offer information on the appropriate response of a law enforcement agency after a line-of-duty death. Notification to funeral protocols will be discussed. This will also show how chaplains can be beneficial when an officer is injured. Other ceremonies and events will be covered.

Ethics & Confidentiality

This course shares a code of ethics, principles, practices, and standards. The course will define and address the legal and ethical parameters of a chaplain including developing and understanding the lines of communication and confidentiality. This includes the moral decisions faced by first responders and chaplains.

Starting a Police Chaplain Program

The course covers the philosophy, principles, personnel and procedures of starting and implementing a law enforcement and first responder chaplain program.

Suicide Awareness

This course addresses how to be aware, the practical aspects of responding to a suicide including law enforcement and first responder suicide. Numerous guidelines will be discussed.

Unity in the Midst of Diversity

This course will focus on the paradigm of how police chaplain teams can engage their departments and the community with an understanding of and a commitment to an inter-faith and multi-cultural approach.

Death Notification

This offers critical principles to prepare the chaplain to deliver effective notifications. It includes protocols and procedures.

Visit The Police Chaplain Program website for additional information.