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The Chaplains provide pastoral care to members of the department and their families. At times they also serve members of the general public. Chaplains provide service on both a proactive and reactive basis:

Proactive Responses
  • Riding along with both Officers and Detectives while they work
  • Visitations to police personnel at the stations, hospitals, etc
  • Providing training in related law enforcement topics
Reactive Responses
  • Crisis Response - Emergency callouts on a 24 hour / 7 day a week basis
  • Crisis Intervention - Mediation or intervention for suicide attempts or threats
  • Death Notifications - Going with an officer to notify next of kin
  • Special Services - Funerals, memorial services, special department functions, officer graduations, etc

The Anne Arundel County Police Chaplain Program is looking for clergy to serve as volunteer police chaplains.

Who is Eligible to Apply

If you are:
  • A U.S. Citizen who resides in Anne Arundel County, Maryland
  • An ordained clergy of a recognized faith
  • And are able to get written endorsement from your church's authorizing body

Then you can find a new avenue of service to a special segment of your community.

Meet the Anne Arundel County Police Chaplains



Community Relations Division
8495 Veterans Hwy.
Millersville, MD 21108

Chaplain Contact: Lt Michael J. Cox [email protected]