MARK HERFORD ( read )
The mission of the Chaplain's is to address the needs of police officers by providing a listening ear, supportive presence, individual counseling, or effective referral. Our trained and certified chaplains understand the unique environment of law enforcement and can provide specialized guidance, counseling, and assistance when called upon.
As Chaplain's, our vision is to uphold those who uphold the law. Our core values are perception, integrity, confidentiality, and excellence.
Our Sheriff Chaplains attend shift meetings, participate in ride-a-longs, and are notified when any officer is injured, experiences a prolonged illness, or is hospitalized. Chaplains also offer their services to officers involved in cases of suicide, homicide, death notifications, fatal accidents, major disasters, and any other situation in which the presence of a chaplain may be requested. Chaplain's are part of a Crisis Response Team with the state.
No one is confronted with more situations that demoralize and cerate emotional, mental, and spiritual burdens, than today's law enforcement officers. The Sheriff Chaplain is aware of the fact that an officer's job is an extremely difficult one, being constantly in the presence of danger and under pressure and scrutiny. Because these burdens affect the officer's family and co-workers as required. The chaplain strives to create a relationship with officers such that they feel free to approach the chaplain for counsel at any time without fear of judgement or reprisal.
Our Chaplain's also offer their services to the public when in time of need.
Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Department Chaplain's:
Reverend Jim Cheever
Reverend Alan Farquhar
Reverend Kevin Reeves
Reverend Chance Lewis
Reverend Zale Lewis
Reverend Jeff Phillips