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A Chaplain's Qualifications

 

  • A Chaplain shall be an ecclesiastically certified (ordained, licensed, commissioned) person in good standing with a recognized religious body or church.
  • A Chaplain shall have an interest in the Chaplaincy by training, working experience, or appointment.
  • A Chaplain shall be available and willing to be carefully screened by the appointing authorities. The screening consists of an application, background check, resume, and interview.
  • A Chaplain shall be available to serve on-call on a twenty-four hour basis to be determined and governed by the Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy administration.
  • A Chaplain shall manifest a broad base of experience and professional ministry, emotional stability, and personal flexibility.
  • A Chaplain shall have the ability to be tactful and considerate in his/her approach to all people, regardless of race, sex, creed, or religion.
  • A Chaplain shall become involved in training programs that would enhance one’s efficiency in meeting and dealing with people in crisis and should be familiar with community resources in the local area.
  • A Chaplain applicant shall not be accepted if convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude.
  • His/her acceptability as a Chaplain is contingent upon his/her continued good standing within the religious organization he/she represents.
  • A Chaplain shall have a valid California Driver's License.
  • A Chaplain shall have a current health insurance policy in effect.