Police Officers sometimes become involved in situations in which the need for interpersonal assistance exceeds the training and resources of sworn personnel. The Decatur Police Department Chaplain Program was designed to address that need, both for the officers and employees of the Department and the citizens the Department serves. Decatur Police Chaplains are drawn from several churches of varying denominations and ride along with patrol officers regularly, as well as make themselves available on an on-call basis for crisis situations. The Chaplain Committee, consisting of sworn officers and chaplains, governs the program and sponsors events such as the Chaplain Committee Golf Outing and the Chaplain Committee Family Picnic.
Either email Deputy Chief Brad Allen or call (217) 424-2740.