Chester Chaplain Corps
Chester Police Chaplain Corps
Composed of an experienced, well-rounded team of spiritual leaders, the Chester Chaplains work to strike a balance between serving the needs of the City and the community at large. Under the direction of the Police, the Chester Police Chaplain Corps provides spiritual counsel and support to the Police Department and Chester residents. Serving as part of a department’s Crisis Response Team, the Chaplains receive first hand information about incidents and crimes as they occur in the City and counsel law enforcement officers and their families along with other department personnel.
The Chaplains also visit the sick or injured officers and department personnel in homes and hospitals, as well as make death notifications. Providing assistance to victims, assisting at suicide incidents, and serving as liaison with other clergy in the community are also a part of the Chester Police Chaplain Corps core duties. To contact the Chester Police Chaplains, please call 610-447-8459.
Chester Police Chaplain Corp. Chester PA
Director – Revered Leonard Carroll
Dr. Bayard Taylor, the Founder of the Chester Police Chaplain Corp was asked to create a Chaplaincy Program at Crozer Chester Medical Center. Upon accepting the position, he has stepped in to server as the director of the Chester Police Chaplains Corp since October, 2012.
I, Reverend Leonard Carroll, am a native o the City of Chester. Having a passion for this city and a willing to aid. Formerly an employee at Crozer Chester Medical Center, retiring as Security Commander after 31 years.
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Fire Department Chaplain
The City appointed Pastor Robert Johnson of the First Faith Missionary Baptist Church as Chaplain of the City of Chester Fire Department. With the goal to serve both the firefighters and the Chester community, Pastor Johnson works to relieve the stress of the fire department itself and of families in crisis. Some of his responsibilities include providing guidance and counseling for fire personnel for job-related problems and personal problems, including counseling with immediate family members and to provide assistance in any way possible when fire personnel are seriously injured, ill, or deceased.