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Policy Clergy

The Leadership of Grace Church of Philly are involved with the Police Clergy serving in the 16th and 19th Districts of Philadelphia. The Police Clergy Program provides a ministry presence to the department. The Chaplains provide pastoral care to members of the department and their families. At times they also serve members of the general public including schools, parks, and neighborhoods. Chaplains provide service on both a proactive and reactive basis:

Proactive Responses

  • Riding along with both Officers and Detectives while they work
  • Visitations to police personnel at the stations, hospitals, etc.
  • Providing training in related law enforcement topics

Reactive Responses

  • Crisis Response - Emergency Responders on a 24 hour / 7 day a week basis (when incidents are reported to the Police Chaplains)
  • Crisis Intervention - Mediation or intervention for suicide attempts or threats
  • Death Notifications - Going with an officer to notify next of kin
  • Special Services - Funerals, memorial services, special department functions, officer graduations, etc.