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Chaplain Interest

Interested in volunteering as an MPD Community Chaplain? A candidate for Police Community Chaplain must meet the minimum qualifications for appointment:

1. Be an ordained or licensed member of the clergy who resides in Minneapolis in good standing and is endorsed for police chaplaincy by a religious organization or denomination recognized by the State of Minnesota.

2. Complete a police background investigation and Tracker.

3. Be a U.S. citizen and possess a valid and current Minnesota driver's license.

4. Have NO felony convictions or any violation of Peace Officer Standards Testing Licensing Rules (POST licensure is not required).

5. Participate in the chaplain training program at a minimum of six hours annually.

6. Provide services as a chaplain of one 48-72 hour duty period per month.

7. Complete a minimum of two police ride-alongs annually.

8. Attend at least three of six bimonthly chaplain meetings/breakfasts.

Application Process: Includes but is not limited to the following:

9. Complete an initial interview with the Chaplain Director.

10. Complete and return the MPCC chaplain application.

11. Submit a copy your ordination and/or licensure and a letter of endorsement for police chaplaincy from your religious organization.

12. Sign the MPD annual community chaplain commitment agreement.

13. Endorse and sign the International Conference of Police Chaplains Code of Ethics.

14. Endorse and sign the Minneapolis Police Chaplain Corps vision statement.

15. Complete and return MPD background packet 1 and 2; successfully pass MPD background investigation.

16. Successfully complete MPCC Chaplain Basic Certification Training course (12 hours).

17. Successfully complete two four-hour evaluation ride-alongs with MPD officers.

18. Successfully complete an interview with the Minneapolis Police Chaplain Personnel Committee.

19. Complete chaplain field training program of at least three to six months.

20. Receive recommendation for appointment to chaplain from MPCC Chaplain Director.

21. Be approved and appointed as a Community Chaplain by the Minneapolis Police Chaplain Corps Board of Directors.

For additional information about the Police Chaplain Corps, e-mail us at police@minneapolismn.gov .

Last updated Sep 27, 2011

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