The purpose and goal of the Omaha Police Chaplain Corps is to provide a core group of professional, ordained, (Chaplains) or vowed men and women in Religious Communities, from a variety of faiths, who volunteer their time and talents to the City of Omaha, as Chaplains. The Police Chaplain will seek to lighten the burden of the officers by performing tasks that have a greater spiritual or social nature rather than law enforcement nature. The Chaplain Corps strives to strike a balance between serving the needs of the Police Officers in their personal and professional lives and serving the Omaha Metro Area at large. more ...
HISTORY OF OMAHA POLICE CHAPLAIN CORPS:
In January 1982, Mr. Joe Friend, Public Safety Director for the City of Omaha, learned of the benefits in having a Police Chaplaincy program. He inquired of clergy persons he knew whether there was anyone in Omaha that had experience in a Police Chaplainís program. Reverend Thomas Rollerson told him that Reverend Henry Gittler had served two years in such a program in Johnson County, Kansas. more ...
Omaha Police Chaplains Corps has an established Polity within the Corps. The duties and responsibilities are ultimately defined by the Chief of Police. The Chaplain Executive Board governs the Chaplain program. Board members include three active Chaplains, one of which serves as the Senior Chaplain, sworn Police Officers, and civilian representatives. The Senior Chaplain is the leader of the Chaplain Corps and directs the daily operations of the Chaplain Corps. The sworn Police Officers serve the Chaplains Corps as Liaison between the Chaplain Corps and the Police Department. The civilian representatives serve the Board and the Chaplain Corps as representatives of the community. The Chain of Command for the Chaplain Corps is as follows: Chief of Police Police Liaisons Chaplain Executive Board Senior Chaplain Police Chaplains