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

    Rejoice, Rejoice; The Season of Light is Beckoning

    “There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.” ~ John Calvin This Sunday in Advent asks for us to rejoice in the season.  We can see the changes wherever we go during Christmastime. Colored and white twinkle...

    Embracing Faith; The Mystical, Magical Flight of Christmas

    “I love the recklessness of faith. First you leap, and then you grow wings.” ~ William Sloane Coffin One of the magical messages of Christmas which we are asked to explore during Advent is that faith, like love, is here regardless of our willingness to recognize...

    Have Some Faith; A Message of the Christmas Season

    “Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can't always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith.” ~ Lauren Kate Our senses are bombarded with...

    The Good Word; our power to surprise and delight

    We all have the opportunity to bring good tidings and spread them wherever we go to whomever we meet.

    The Wonder of Hope

    “Hope is patience with the lamp lit.” ~ Tertullian This wonderful season presents itself just at the time of the year when daylight is quickly diminishing.  We begin bringing out the candles.  I am reminded of the Jewish prayer of Hanukkah which begins, “We light...

    Advent and the Gift of Waiting

    “At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving the others with God's own love and concern.”  ~ Mother Teresa Advent begins next Sunday.  The Hallmark Channel is providing continuous Christmas movies,...

    All Stirred Up

    “You haven't learned life's lesson very well if you haven't noticed that you can decide the reaction you want of people in advance. It's unbelievably simple. If you want them to smile, smile first. If you want them to take an interest in you, take an interest in them...

    Thanksgiving Day and Lost Sheep

    “Life has its problems and with these we must cope. Trust in God, have blind faith and never give up hope.”~ Cortez McDaniel As Thanksgiving nears, I am thinking of Cortez McDaniel, a resident of Christ House in Washington, DC.  He is a poet, is chronically ill, and a...

    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...

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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.