Laserfiche Public Portal
<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />VOLUNTEER CHAPLAIN PROGRAM ADM-13 <br /> <br />DATE DATE REVISE CALEA STANDARDS PAGE <br />ISSUED EFFECTIVE DATE MET <br />1 of 5 <br />11-15-02 09-05-08 YES <br />11-15-02 <br /> <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br /> <br /> The purpose of this directive is to establish Department policy and procedure for <br />providing volunteer Chaplain services on a regular on-call basis for counseling, <br />consultation, human crisis intervention, critical incident and post-critical incident <br />intervention, and for the support of all Department members and their families. <br /> <br />II. POLICY <br /> <br />It is the policy of the Surprise Police Department to provide a Chaplain upon <br />request for spiritual guidance, counseling, ecumenical functions, education and <br />training. The Chaplain(s) will serve employees in emergencies, and strengthen <br />the service rendered by the police to the community. Department members and <br />their families are encouraged to use the Chaplains whenever their services <br />would be helpful. The Chaplains will be available on call to provide assistance to <br />employees for human relations problems such as: <br /> <br />A. Domestic disturbances <br />B. Persons and their families who are incarcerated or detained <br />C. Bereavement counseling <br />D. Death notifications <br />E. Lonely and despondent persons <br />F. Suicide attempts <br />G. Alcohol and drug abuse <br /> <br />III. RESPONSIBILITIES <br /> <br />A. Police Chaplain <br /> <br />1. Report to the Chief of Police or designee. <br />2. Retain all information gained through their service in the strictest <br />confidence. <br />3. All communications between a member of the Police Department <br />and the Surprise Police Chaplain will remain confidential with the <br />following exceptions: <br /> <br /> a. Where State and Federal laws, and or local ordinance and <br />regulations permit or require release of information in <br />situations where there is actual or potential danger to self or <br />others, evidence of child abuse, or under court order. <br /> b. A commission of an illegal act on workplace premises. <br /> c. As otherwise required by law. <br /> <br /> 4. Encouraged to participate frequently in the ride-along program to <br /> <br />