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CPD expects to launch new volunteer Chaplain Program

Published: Jun. 1, 2022 at 5:44 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - After having experienced some traumatic incidents over the past year the Casper Police Department is continuing to grow their mental health services for Officers and other employees. They have just announced that they are launching their Chaplaincy program that is expected to help officers better handle the mental aftermath traumatic events.

“A Chaplaincy program is something that is traditional in the law enforcement community nationwide. A lot of larger agencies do have department Chaplains and that’s something that we really thought we were missing here at the police department,” said the CPD’s Public Information Officer Rebekah Ladd.

The CPD has spoken with chaplains from around Casper who also advised that they start the program for officers and other staff. They will be looking to bring on qualified Chaplains to volunteer that have served, or currently serve, a spiritual congregation. These Chaplains will be required to volunteer for eight hours a month and every two months will be asked to give the Department a week of on-call services.

The program is currently in its infancy and Chaplains will be trained by the Department for the specific areas that they believe are most helpful for the Officers and other staff.

“We’re really interested in looking for those individuals who are interested in being a part of the program and developing it alongside them to bet fit everybody’s needs,” said Mrs. Ladd. She also stated, “We’re really looking for those volunteer Chaplains who are willing to take the time to get to know our staff and willing to answer the phone when we need that spiritual support.”

To volunteer for the new Chaplaincy Program a link can be fond here.

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