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The purpose of the Chaplaincy program is to 

  • Support Sheriff's Office personnel and their families in time of need with strict confidence and compassion
  • Serve as a communication link between persons in crisis and their own spiritual advisors
  • Coordinate follow-up counseling for those indicating both a need and an interest in such help

Chaplains lighten the burden by assisting, when requested, in the performance of tasks which tend to have a greater emotional and/or spiritual, rather than legal implication, e.g.:

  • Death messages
  • Domestic disturbances
  • Fires
  • Health trauma issues
  • Spiritual counseling requests
  • Suicide calls


Central Minnesota Emergency Services Chaplaincy offers service at this time to:

  • the police and fire departments of
    • Sartell
    • Sauk Rapids
    • St. Cloud
    • St. Joseph
    • Waite Park
  • The counties of:
    • Benton
    • Sherburne
    • Stearns
  • The State Patrol; first responders; and disaster personnel