The chaplaincy program provides spiritual support during times of crisis, death, or any other spiritual guidance as needed.
Chaplains serve as non-denominational ministers to meet the spiritual, emotional and humanitarian needs of police department personnel and the citizens of Antioch.
Chaplains are available for individual and family counseling, critical incident support and citizen support services for traumatic events.
Citizen support services for traumatic events include:
Police support services for critical incidents include:
Selection Criteria/ Authority for Appointment
The law enforcement chaplaincy believes that faith is the answer to the human dilemma. Thus, the chaplains accept their role as a sacred duty and a mission from the community of faith to the citizens of Antioch, law enforcement personnel, and their families.
To qualify for appointment as a volunteer Police Chaplain, an individual needs to meet the following minimum qualifications.
If you meet the minimum qualifications and are interested in becoming a Chaplain, please fill out the application provided to you on the website and return it to the police department. After applications have been received and reviewed, the applicants we believe most qualified will be invited to appear before an oral panel. The applicants selected from this process will be recommended to the Chief of Police for his review and consideration. Finally, the applicants selected by the Chief will undergo a background investigation before they are accepted into our police chaplaincy program.
If you have any additional questions regarding the Antioch Police Chaplaincy Program please contact Lt. Schnitzius at 779-6973.