The Richfield Police Chaplain Corps consists of volunteer community clergy who have undergone a background check and received training for working with people in crisis. The Chaplain Corps provides 24-hour services to the residents of Richfield and the Richfield Police Department. Whether assisting individuals in searching for spiritual or religious understanding, or offering a compassionate, caring, and spiritual presence to those in difficult circumstances, the Police Chaplains provide a range of support to those in need of guidance.
Interested in becoming a Richfield Police Chaplain?Eligibility for Chaplain Corps membership:
- An ecclesiastically ordained and/or licensed person, in good standing with their religious affiliation, with five years experience in ministry.
- Willing to complete an application, submit to fingerprinting and criminal history checks.
- Available to serve on-call rotation with other Police Chaplains.
- Newly appointed Chaplains are encouraged to participate on ride-a-longs with police officers to become familiar with basic police procedures.
- Actively attend monthly program meeting.
- Tactful and considerate approach to all people, regardless of race, sex, creed and religion.
- Willing to become involved in training sessions or other Departmental or City function events that enhance the Chaplain program.
- One who lives and/or works in Richfield area.
- A goal of working towards chaplain certification.
Interested clergy can contact the Richfield Police Department at 612-861-9800, to find out more information about the Chaplain Program.