Chaplaincy Program
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Purpose of the St. Francois County Sheriff's Department Chaplaincy Division
 
Sometimes police officers are called into situations where they sense a spiritual counselor would be helpful. Initial police assistance in said situations is important, but extended involvement keeps the officer away from other urgent situations. For this reason Sheriff Dan Bullock has provided a Chaplaincy Division utilizing Rev. Darryl Rhodes pastor of Solid Rock Fellowship.
 
Rev. Rhodes and Sheriff Bullock
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Rev. Darryl Rhodes & Sheriff Bullock
 

The police chaplain offers spiritual guidance and assistance to people in crises situations. It also serves as a link of communications between people in crises and their own spiritual advisors.  If those who receive counseling ask for further help, the chaplain will coordinate with follow-up guidance as is necessary.

Believing that God is the answer to man's dilemma, the chaplain stands ready to bear witness to the forgiving love and redeeming power of God to all people confronted with a crises.

Rev. Rhodes continually strives to improve his ability to be of aid to individuals and officers in need.  He is a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC).  He has also attended numerous workshops on such topics as suicide prevention, grief recovery, law enforcement burnout, stress management, officer injury and death and post shooting syndrome.

 
 
Officers from numerous departments attend the monthly prayer breakfast.
 
Services Offered
 
The police chaplain assist the law enforcement agencies in St. Francois County. Law Enforcement officers request the police chaplain in situations involving spiritual or emotional problems rather than problems involving law violations.

A police chaplain regularly provides help in the areas of:

pastoral care and counseling for police officers and their families
visiting sick or injured officers and departmental personnel in homes and hospital
family disturbances
lonely and despondent persons
alcohol and drug abuse problems
suicide prevention
death notification
offering prayer at special occasions such as recruit graduations and award ceremonies

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