Police seek volunteers for
Hertfordshire Constabulary is looking to recruit two new
volunteer chaplains to join its ranks and help support the force,
its staff and officers and the public it serves.
There are already a number of chaplains representing different
faiths working around the county and the force is hoping to fill
vacancies in the Broxbourne and Welwyn Hatfield areas.
Chaplains work closely with police officers and staff and are
expected to conduct at least two visits to police stations each
month. This allows them to provide support and pastoral care to
everyone in the force, regardless of their beliefs or faith.
Chaplain Louis Spring is the force’s lead chaplain, he said:
“Being a chaplain is a very privileged position and it is an honour
to work among such fine people. I became a chaplain as I wanted to
support and help the officers and staff who seek to keep us all
“As well as being a trusted friend on hand to talk to or just
listen, part of the role of being a chaplain is also ceremonial
duties, including attending multi-faith events, award ceremonies
and meeting new recruits, as well as providing support at memorial
and funeral services.
“I’ve had many opportunities to meet members of the public and
understand the contribution and difference policing brings to their
communities. As a chaplain I can play my role and support the
officers and staff who make this possible. I would urge anyone
interested in being part of this, to find out more about the
Hertfordshire Constabulary is looking for people who are
professional, sensitive to the needs of others and capable of
providing impartial and confidential support. Those interested in
becoming a police chaplain should have experience in ministry,
leadership and mentoring roles.
Anyone who is interested in finding out more about the role and
applying for the positions should contact Penny Brown on 01707 354
427 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.