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The chaplains program is currently full and is not accepting applications at this time.

​​Thank you for your interest in the Ann Arbor Police Department Chaplain Program. Please note that as of May 14, 2021, the application process has closed for the time being. Please stay tuned for future opportunities. We value your partnership and hope you will engage with us in other meaningful ways ​​​​ ​​​

In keeping with the City of Ann Arbor's community engagement philosophy, the Ann Arbor Police Department (AAPD) strives to connect with the community it serves. In order to strengthen its relationship with the people who live, preach and worship in Ann Arbor, the department is accepting applications for its volunteer police chaplaincy program.  The goal is to have police and clergy working together during times of crisis or non-crisis incidents, in order to provide a more comprehensive response to those in need. The role of a police chaplain is to provide support for officers and civilians alike. Chaplains give appropriate assistance, advice, comfort, spiritual counsel and referrals to those in need who request their support.  It is first and foremost a ministry of presence.

Chaplains may be Ca​​lled Upon To:

  • Offer prayer at ceremonies and special occasions.

  • Attend community events with AAPD personnel.

  • Give comfort during death notifications.

  • Provide support and encouragement to the members of AAPD, their families and the community.

Requirements In​​​​clude:

  • Ride-a-longs

  • Department orientation and training

  • Completion of International Conference of Police Chaplains online video training series

All faiths are encouraged to a​​​pply.​