The purpose and goal of the Marshall County Sheriff's Chaplaincy Program is to provide a core group of professional, licensed or ordained, (Chaplains) or vowed men and women from the Religious Community, from a variety of faiths, who volunteer their time and talents to Marshall County, Alabama as Chaplains. The Sheriff's Chaplains will seek to lighten the burden of the officers by performing tasks that have a greater spiritual or social nature rather than law enforcement nature.
The Chaplaincy Program shall provide spiritual guidance and counseling to all members of the Marshall County Sheriff's Department, the county Probation Department, the District Attorney's Office, both sworn and civilian, and if asked by the Sheriff, all Marshall County Law Enforcement Agencies and their families in time of need. The services of the chaplain are to be available on the basis of need and desire. We do not intend, nor do we wish to replace an individual's Clergy.
To assist law enforcement officers and the citizens of the community as directed by the Sheriff, by responding out in the field to the needs as they present themselves. Respond to all major disasters such as bombings, collapse of buildings, explosions, multiple fire alarms, unusual industrial accidents, and similar situations. Be involved in public relations efforts. Provide liaison with other religious leaders in the community. Visit sick and injured police personnel in the hospital and home. To provide spiritual guidance, counseling, comfort in times of crisis. The chaplain should be a referral source to put people in contact with the appropriate agency or agencies to help them.