The Police Chaplain Project digitally captures the words and wisdom of America’s police chaplains.

A few years back, a group of us established the Police Chaplain Project.

The idea was to tell the story of police chaplaincy one chaplain at a time by creating a video archive. 

We kept it simple. We invite police chaplains come in, sit down, look directly into the camera and share their story.

To date, the Police Chaplain Project has conducted more than 100 on-camera interviews with some of the most accomplished police chaplains of the past 50 years.

 

    In times of crisis, police officers and their families turn to police chaplains. The problem is many people have never heard of a police chaplain.

    We are working to change that.

    Co-founder Chaplain Dave Fair

    With Gold Dust at My Feet

    “Grab your coat, and get your hat, leave your worry on the doorstep.  Just direct your feet, to the sunny side of the street.” ~ Dorothy Fields The lyrics from ‘On the Sunny Side of the Street’ were composed by Jimmy McHugh with lyrics by Dorothy Fields in 1930 as the...

    The Activism of Love

    “It’s a huge danger to pretend that awful things do not happen.  But you need enough hope to keep going. I am trying to make hope.  Flowers grow out of darkness.” ~ Corita Kent Corita Kent, once a nun called Sister Mary Corita, worked to bring religious and secular...

    The War to End All Wars

    There were 4.7 million Americans who served in the Great War.  Finally, a national memorial is underway in Washington, DC to honor their sacrifice. It is still under construction with the General of the Armies, John J. Pershing Memorial at Pershing Park (14th and...

    Finding the Middle Way

    “I swear I will not dishonor my soul with hatred, but offer myself humbly as a guardian of nature, as a healer of misery, as a messenger of wonder, as an architect of peace.” ~ Diane Ackerman Diane Ackerman offers some healing words to consider on this day after...

    Honor Your Legacy

    “We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” ~ Thomas Jefferson (3rd U. S. President) This is a participatory democracy.  And participation in the election process is our legacy.  Voting has been a big deal in my...

    An Inconvenient Truth

    “The call to the margins, led by those we find there, is exhilarating and life-giving and renews our nobility and purpose.  For this, we all long. The time is now, as never before, to put terror and defense to one side and find our human connections on the margins.” ~...

    A Time to Kneel

    “A desire to kneel down sometimes pulses through my body, or rather it is as if my body has been meant and made for the act of kneeling.  Sometimes, in moments of deep gratitude, kneeling down becomes an overwhelming urge, head deeply bowed, my hands before my face.”...

    A Recipe for Living

    “Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” ~ John Quincy Adams (Sixth U.S. President) Life is unpredictable. Just when things seem to be going our way the rug gets pulled out from underneath...

    Make the World Come Alive

    “There must be always remaining in every life, some place for the singing of angels, some place for that which in itself is breathlessly beautiful.” ~ Howard Thurman Howard Thurman was the grandson of a plantation slave in Madison County, Florida.  Profoundly...

    Sage Wisdom

    “Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.”~ William Wordsworth The wounds and pain that we suffer are the very experiences that provide us with information to navigate as we progress along the winding path of life.  It has been said that the bamboo...

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    Police Chaplain Coffee Shop is a virtual coffee shop for police chaplains. It is an ideal place to sit down with a cup of coffee, share important (or amusing) information, connect with other chaplains and learn something new.

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    Meet the dedicated people behind the program.

    ChaplainUSA.org brings together an extraordinary group of police chaplains, caregivers and videographers, each on a mission to improve the lives of police officer and their families. Our efforts would not be possible without them.