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Chaplain Program
The Daytona Beach Police Department partners with local clergy members to interact with citizens on a more spiritual, social and emotional level. The goal of the Chaplain Program is to work with law enforcement during times of crisis or incidents to provide a more comprehensive response to those in need. They are available 24 hours a day. 

The Police Chaplain serves as a liaison between DBPD and the faith-based community in Daytona Beach. 

Police Chaplain application

Qualifications & Requirements

  • The Clergy shall be an ordained minister, priest or individual licensed by a duly recognized religious body compatible to, and in conformance with, the religious faiths that are represented in the Department.

  • The Clergy shall have a minimum of five years of experience in pastoral and parish work so that he may cope with the spiritual, psychological and social needs of the members of the Department and the community.

  • The Clergy shall be willing to conform to Department policy as set forth in the General Orders or any other order where applicable.

  • The Clergy must possess a valid Florida Driver's License.

Training 

  • The Clergy shall be willing to undergo special department training and instruction in areas, which relate to the role and functions of a Police Clergy as determined by the Deputy Chief of the Support Services Division.

  • This training includes, but is not limited to, radio procedures, jurisdictional boundaries, department organizational structure and Department policies.