GPD announces chaplain program

Press release from Gainesville Police Department

Chief Tony Jones is excited to announce that the Gainesville Police Department (GPD) is seeking local clergy/religious leaders that are interested in serving as volunteer chaplains at GPD. These chaplains will serve both sworn and civilian employees at GPD.

Prospective chaplains should maintain high spiritual and moral standards, possess a caring and understanding attitude toward all people, be willing and available to respond to situations where the presence of a chaplain is requested, and never have been convicted of a criminal offense or offenses involving moral turpitude. Prospective chaplains should also be actively serving a Gainesville religious congregation/organization.

Those interested in serving as a volunteer chaplain at GPD should email GPD’s Public Information Officer, Graham Glover, at glovergb@cityofgainesville.org to request a formal application.

After reviewing applications, prospective chaplains shall submit to an agency background investigation including, but not limited to, fingerprinting, driver’s license check, and an FCIC/NCIC check.

Once approved to serve as a GPD Chaplain by Chief Jones, all volunteer chaplains will undergo a formal training seminar at GPD.