The Lexington Police Department began its Chaplain program in March of 2009 and is currently staffed by six volunteer Chaplains who are available to respond for crisis intervention when called upon. Chaplains are available to assist with victims or families during a critical incident, be present during death notifications, along with serving as a liaison with clergy in the community.
Their role within the department includes counseling law enforcement officers, their families, and other members of the department, attend shift briefings, conduct ride-a-longs, as well as visiting sick or injured officers and departmental personnel in their homes or at the hospital.
To find out more information on the Lexington Police Department Chaplaincy Program, download a flyer (PDF)
. If you meet the requirements as listed in the flyer and believe you would like to serve in this ministry, download an application (PDF)
For all other questions or comments, please contact Chief Green, Lieutenant Thomas Stowe, or Senior Chaplain Dave DeDonato at 803-359-6260.