The police chaplains are appointed by the Chief of Police to be an aid to the Chino police officers and the Chino community, to provide spiritual guidance, counseling and comfort in times of crisis. Without attempting to moralize, evangelize, proselytize or criticize, the police chaplain strives to be a particularly close friend to the officers and citizens of Chino. He offers guidance and assistance to people in crisis experiences. He also serves as a link for communication between people in crises and their own spiritual advisors.
The police chaplain is aware of the fact that the police officer's job is an extremely difficult one, being constantly in the presence of danger and under constant pressure and tension. Because of this, the police chaplain strives to create such a relationship with the officer that he/she would feel free to turn to him for counsel at any time.
Our Chaplains ride frequently with the officers on patrol and they are on call at all times to assist in those cases where their counsel and advice might be helpful. Likewise, the Chaplains are available to the officer's family and to all who are associated in any way with the police department.
The Duties of the Police Chaplain Include:
The Chaplain coordinator for the Police Department is Lt. Wes Simmons. If you are a local minister interested in this program, please e-mail him on the above link or phone him at (909) 334-3099.