Fresno Police Department
Police Chaplaincy
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Jerry Dyer, Chief
2323 Mariposa Street
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 621-7000
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Chaplains are part of the Community/Employee Services Bureau - Professional Standard Division of the Fresno Police Department

Chaplains can be called upon by any officer of Fresno Police employee at any time they believe a Chaplain would be helpful or appropriate. All services provided by Chaplains are confidential unless an officer signs a written release requesting that information be shared with others. Chaplains can provide support to both Department and community members in the following ways:

Department Support
Act as a buffer between citizens and officers
- Free officers for new calls
- Ride-along with officers
- Sit with dispatchers
- Lead prayers at briefings when requested
- Offer confidential counseling (i.e., marital, premarital)
- Officiate at weddings, funerals, invocations
- Provide Critical Incident Stress Management
- Attend neighborhood events
- Offer grief counseling
- Provide a Neighborhood Support Team vehicle to offer 
  refreshments and shelter during extended calls for service,
  traffic accidents, SWAT calls, and homicide investigations

Citizen Support
- Assist officers in death notifications
- Offer post-suicide or post-homicide care
- Offer domestic violence assistance
- Assist community members with issues involving the
- Invocations at civic events
Become a Fresno Police Department Chaplain
All Chaplains are required to go through a background check, polygraph, and screening process before they are invited to work with the Fresno Police Department.

Chaplain Application