College Park recently appointed five six new police chaplains. CONTRIBUTED

College Park has new police chaplains

The College Park Police Department held a program Nov. 17 to welcome five new chaplains into service. During the same ceremony, one additional police officer was sworn in to service. Program was held at the public safety courtroom.

College Park Police Chief Keith Meadows served as keynote for the induction ceremony. Chaplains individually serve separate wards, but as a group provide faith guidance for the city in a myriad of capacities.

The primary role of a law enforcement chaplain is similar to that of most sworn officers; they are with your agency to serve. It is inherent to the position, whether volunteer or paid, to serve and to serve with compassion. It is, regardless of any religious affiliation, a ministry position.

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