A Chaplain's Roles
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The Chaplain's Role in the Community
The following is the general area of response the Community Chaplains will have toward their community...
The Chaplain's Role in the Agencies
Chaplains shall attend training activities at the Academy as assigned.
Upon request of the Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy administration, a Community Chaplain shall make presentations to the Recruit Academy and Recruit Orientation regarding the Community Chaplaincy. The presentations may deal with family crisis intervention, or simply acquainting the officers with the Community Chaplain Program.
The Chaplain shall follow proper procedure presented as outlined in this document and agency general orders as they apply.
The Community Chaplain shall be familiar with the communication procedures established by the law enforcement agencies and conform to them (i.e., the "radio signal" code).
Radio transmissions should be kept to a minimum and directives from dispatchers shall be followed promptly. The Chaplain, while on duty, will be available to the dispatcher at all times either by radio, telephone, or pager.
The Chaplain shall be subject to proper protocol procedures and discipline and shall report to the ranking officer when arriving at the scene of an emergency.
The Chaplain shall make regular reports of his/her activities as required by the Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy administration.
The Chaplain shall not release any information to the news media or insurance agencies or attorneys regarding cases in which he/she is involved. All information secured shall be held in confidence and used only for the benefit of the persons involved.
The Chaplain shall not publicly criticize any law enforcement officer, department official, fellow Chaplains, or department policy or action. Any Chaplain having a grievance shall address the matter through the official channels at the Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy.
The Chaplain’s Role within the Religious Community