Police Chaplain Assistance Program

The Plymouth Township Police Department Chaplains are available to Plymouth Township residents on a confidential basis. Chaplains provide religious counseling, direction and referral services for situations involving the following:

  • Family problems
  • Teenager problems
  • Substance abuse (alcohol and drug)
  • Physical, sexual and mental abuse
  • Death of someone close (accident, natural cause, suicide and homicide)
  • Natural or man-made disasters

The role of the Police Chaplain is diverse, and in addition to the activities listed above, includes the following:

  • Riding with police officers
  • Providing assistance to victims
  • Crisis intervention
  • Making death notifications
  • Grief counseling
  • Assisting with hostage negotiations
  • Suicide prevention, and
  • Finding food and shelter for those in need

Police Chaplain counseling services are kept confidential between the chaplain and the people that they are counseling. Chaplaincy confidentiality is governed by religious law and ethics and by State of Michigan law.