Police Chaplain Program
No one is confronted with more situations that demoralize and create emotional, mental and spiritual burdens than today's Law Enforcement officer. These burdens also affect the officer's family and other members of his or her department. Law Enforcement agencies need the specialized guidance, counseling and assistance for their officers, families and communities. A Law Enforcement Chaplain is a clergy person with special interest and training for providing pastoral care in the high powered and dangerous world of Law Enforcement. This pastoral care is offered to all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, or religion.
The Law Enforcement Chaplain is led in his or her own faith to be available and ready to serve those in need. The Chaplain's ministry provides a source of strength to the law enforcement officers and their families, other department members, and the community. The law enforcement officer's clergy person or religious advisor in their private life, although trained in ministry, is not necessarily abreast of the particular problems and dangers faced by police officers. Chaplains listen and participate in the workplace of Law Enforcement Officers with empathy and experience, advising calmly in the midst of turmoil and danger, and offering assistance when appropriate or requested.
The Current Alton Police Department Chaplain is Marc Lane who can be contacted 24-Hour & 7-Days/Week at (618) 463-2407 or by Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Lane, director of Cornerstone Ministry and a member of the pastoral staff at Calvary Baptist Church, has been serving as a criminal justice chaplain since early 2000. Chaplain Lane is a graduate of the International Conference of Police Chaplains as a certified senior police chaplain. He also serves as State Associate Chaplain with the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police - Area 10 (Madison, St. Clair, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery, Calhoun, Bond, Clinton and Greene County)