A Volunteer Chaplain is called to assist the department. The Chaplain Core consists of religious ministers from churches throughout the Sale Lake County area. The Chaplain Core renders spiritual support and guidance in times of need for the community and the department.
Volunteer Chaplains are available 24 hours a day and are assigned in a rotation with other Chaplains. Chaplains may be called to assist in a variety of situations such as:
- Notification of member’s families when Department members are seriously injured or killed.
- Notification of next of kin in serious injury or death cases handled by the department (including jail prisoners) or at the request of another agency.
- Grief counseling
- Counseling for both active and retired department members and
- Assistance at scenes of disasters or emergencies.
Volunteer chaplains must be licensed or ordained clergy with standing in a church publication, or endorsed by a church officer of their denomination who is listed in a church publication. Applicants for the chaplain core must submit to a background investigation and possess a valid Utah driver’s license.
Volunteer chaplains must have a cell phone or phone that they can be reached on when they are on call. Carry a pager device for callouts and write reports of the calls they go out on.
If you are interested in volunteering to be a chaplain, please complete the information below and you will be contacted by a UPD member.