Police Chaplain Assistance Program

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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.

    To contact a police chaplain in confidence, send a letter in a specially marked envelope to:

    Police Chaplain
    Plymouth Township Police Department
    9955 N. Haggerty Road
    Plymouth, MI 48170

    Write on the outside of the envelope CHAPLAIN ONLY. All mail will be directed to and opened by the department chaplain who will respond as soon as possible. Phone calls are welcome. Call the Plymouth Township Police Department at (734) 354-3232. If it is urgent, be sure to ask that the chaplain be contacted immediately.