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The Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing holistic support to our personnel, their families, and the community. To fulfill this commitment, we have established the Chaplain Program. This dedicated team of ordained clergy members offers emotional and spiritual guidance to navigate the challenges and demands of law enforcement and personal life.

Our Chaplain Program serves as a beacon of compassion and support, embodying the values of empathy, integrity, and service. With the utmost dedication, our chaplains provide a listening ear, a comforting presence, and invaluable assistance in times of need.

Currently, we have seven dedicated chaplains who bring a wealth of experience and unwavering commitment to their role. Our chaplains are volunteers who serve as non-sworn, unarmed representatives of the Sheriff’s Office.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing emotional and spiritual support to law enforcement personnel, their families, and the public.
  • Offering counseling and guidance during personal or professional crises.
  • Assisting with on-scene support, death notifications, and aiding victims or survivors of accidents, fire, or crimes.
  • Being a compassionate presence during major disasters, critical incidents, and traumatic situations.
  • Liaison between the sheriff's office and the community, offering support to crime victims and affected families.
  • Participation in community events and activities to foster stronger relationships and promote community engagement.