Police Chaplain

The Police Chaplain program was established within the department to provide emotional, moral and spiritual support to employees, and to assist the department with victims and the families when deemed necessary.

What is a Law Enforcement Chaplain?

On call 24 hours a day, the chaplains offer comfort, advice, spiritual support, or just a shoulder to cry on when lives are affected by crime or tragedy. They spend many hours riding in cars with police officers, ready to put their training into action to help save a life, intervene to resolve conflicts, pray with accident victims and their families, help troubled citizens such as runaways, or simply provide a calming influence when tensions arise. Though they come from specific religious backgrounds, when chaplains are working, each is "chaplain" for any person, regardless of faith or religion.

God loves men and women who put everything on the line for others. Police chaplains across the nation are fine examples of selfless, courageous service. Spirituality has its place in every corner of society. God bless those who risk their lives to bring light into even the darkest of corners.

For assistance or more information, contact Chaplain Rob Volpe at 561-741-2434 or Chaplain Randy Wallin at 561-309-4313.

A few thoughts from the Chaplain ...

Police Officers … Servants of God?
Romans 13:1-4 (NIV)

Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrong-doer.

Police Officers Prayer:

Oh Almighty God, whose great power and eternal wisdom embraces the universe.
Watch over all policemen and law enforcement officers.

Father in Heaven please give them the strength, courage and perseverance to endure the unjust condemnation, danger, and physical abuse to which they are at times subjected.
We recommend them to your loving care because their duty is dangerous.

Dear God, grant these brave men your almighty protection, unite them safely with their families after duty has ended.


A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert.

During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand:

Today my best friend slapped me in the face.

They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him.
After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone:

Today my best friend saved my life.

The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him,
"After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?"
The other friend replied "When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.

"Learn to write your hurts in the sand and carve your benefits in stone"

They say it takes a minute to find a special person,
an hour to appreciate them,
a day to love them,
but then an entire life to forget them.

Pastor Rob Volpe