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

    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...

    Oh, Lord it’s Hard to Be Humble

    “He that would have a perfect brother must resign himself to being brotherless.” ~ Italian Proverb I’m not perfect…Nobody is.  When we expect perfection of ourselves or others and find it to be lacking, the next step is to find someone to blame.  Blaming other people,...

    The Courage to Speak Up

    “Courage has to do with our determination to be great. It has to do with what we decide in that moment when we are called upon to be more.” ~ Rita Dove Opportunities to be courageous present themselves every day.  These challenges often come with a little dose of...

    Seasonal Wonders

    "A comprehensible God is no more than an idol.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle Autumn is here and I can hardly wait for all of its splendor and a glimpse of God’s immense grandeur.  How can we begin to think that we are masters of anything?  No matter what we do, how much money...

    This Is It

    “People who cling to the past and resist change have a hard time participating in God’s and their own future.” ~ Richard Rohr The future is unfolding and we join in it here and now.  Full participation, looking forward while accepting the past, is absolutely necessary...

    A Karmic Misunderstanding

    What goes around comes around.  There is a kind of smugness in this old maxim.  It seems that even the most religious folks allow those words to come out of their mouths with indignant self-righteousness.  It is surprising really. There is certainly no gospel mention...

    All You Need is Love

    “We’ve got the gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.  You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard, or just think it’s gonna get on with itself.  You gotta keep watering it.  You’ve got to really look after it…and nurture it.” ~ John Lennon Love is...

    How Blest are the Peacemakers

    “In spite of everything I still believe people are good at heart.” ~ Anne Frank This powerful statement of a teenage Jewish girl has inspired people to compassionate action and peacemaking since it first appeared in print over 70 years ago.  One of the most widely...

    The Game-Day Playbook

    When we place our dependence in God, we are unencumbered, and we have no worry. ~ Coach Vince Lombardi I often tell my clients that operating without a plan is akin to playing on a football field that has no hash marks.  You never know where you are or how much...

    Finding Your Balance

    “Only actions give life strength, only moderation gives it charm.” ~ Jean Paul Richter I was reminded yesterday that much of our religious practice can be too much about our transgressions and not enough about our fundamental goodness.  Sin is always easier to see...

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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.