Doug Bedell — November 23, 2018, 1:05 pm

For Safety’s Sake, Police Officer Became a Chaplain

Police chaplains – yes, there are many – help officers focus on the value of their work and the care that must be taken to do it well. They are security underwriters.

Police chaplains, In Public Safety, advises “are instrumental in helping officers revitalize their spiritual side, and those who are trauma-informed can identify stress and trauma in officers.

The blog offers the story of a police officer who, after 11 years in law enforcement, “walked away and earned a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. Going to a Bible college was like spiritual rehab and reconnected me to my core beliefs.”

Years later, “while sitting in church,” the former officer recounts, “I felt compelled to reconnect with my law enforcement background. I launched a company called Serve & Protect, which helps officers and first responders find trauma-related resources including therapists, service dogs, and chaplain services.” He now has a network of more than 100 chaplains “and I only recruit those who have worked in public safety because they get it.” Read on.

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