Volunteer Police Chaplain Program

The Noblesville Police Department supports a Volunteer Chaplain Program. The Chaplain Program is staffed by local ministers who have volunteered to serve with the department. Volunteers should have an interest in working in the law enforcement field and be willing to attend Department Chaplaincy Training. Chaplains are permitted and encouraged to participate in agency training sessions, exercises, and ride with on-duty personnel. The Chief of Police oversees the Chaplain Program. The goal of the Volunteer Police Chaplain Program is to provide the department with qualified law enforcement chaplains to assist with the following:

  • Provide comfort to victims and their families involved in serious accidents or natural disasters.
  • Assist in the delivery of death notifications to the public and assist in the delivery of notifications when a department member is involved. 
  • Make referrals to counselors for people in need of services.
  • Provide counseling to any family in a crisis situation
  • Contact the family clergy or minister representing the faith of the family in situations where the need arises.
  • Counsel persons considering suicide and families of those who have committed suicide.
  • Consistent with their position, a Police Chaplain may represent the agency in ceremonial functions, funerals and memorial services, religious and civil ceremonies.
  • Act as agency liaison with the local Ministerial Association.
  • Visit employees who are seriously injured or ill.
  • Initiate programs, which are beneficial to spouses and families in dealing with the stress of the employee's profession, family matters, personal crisis, etc.
If you are interested in a position with the Noblesville Police Department's Volunteer Police Chaplain Program or you would like additional information, please contact Sgt. Matt McGovern at (317) 776-6340 or by email at mmcgovern@noblesville.in.us

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Matt McGovern
Matt McGovern, Community Outreach Officer
Public Safety Building (more)
135 S 9th St
Noblesville, IN 46060

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