History of the Police Chaplain Project

Established in 2008, by veteran police chaplain David Fair and media producer Phillip LeConte, the Police Chaplain Project has conducted over 100 interviews with police chaplains across the country.

The project has been an opportunity for both Fair and LeConte to reveal an aspect of America rarely seen or heard.

“Police chaplains are essential to the spiritual survival of police officers and their families,” said co-founder Chaplain David Fair, ”yet few citizens are familiar with the vital role they play. The Police Chaplain Project is changing all that.”

Co-founder and videographer for the project, Phillip LeConte, hopes the content’s civility connects with viewers. “Chaplains invest language with a grace that is immediately distinguishable from most of what we hear through the media,” said LeConte. “It’s been my great honor to add their compelling voice to the national conversation and to our digital legacy.”

Our Story

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 invited 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.

The content has inspired a loyal following on Facebook and other social media platforms.

We encourage you to visit ChaplainUSA.org.  From there you can tap into the many ways this unique content has been put to good use.

Police chaplains play a critical role in the well-being and spiritual survival of police officers and their families. For those in grief, simply listening to a police chaplain offers a path forward.

Sponsored by ChaplainUSA,  a non-profit 501c3 organization, the program is raising public awareness about a little known, but critical member of America’s law enforcement community – our police chaplains.