Chaplains offer assistance on a 24-hour on-call basis or as needed for employees and their family members in the event of death or other stressful life situations. The Chaplains assist in making notification to families of Department employees who have been seriously injured or killed and respond to the hospital.
Chaplains also perform the following tasks and other such duties as directed by the director of chaplaincy.
- Visit sick and injured Department employees at home or in the hospital
- Comfort and counsel with families of deceased or terminally ill members of the Department.
- Participate in religious services for deceased employees of the Department, when requested by family member.
- Attend and participate (when requested) in the funerals of active or retired members of the Department and their immediate family members.
- Participate in in-service training classes to instruct officers in areas such as stress management, ethics, family life, pre-retirement, etc.
- Attend Department graduations, promotion activities, award ceremonies, dinners, social events, etc. to offer invocations and benedictions.
- Spend time periodically, or as directed by the director of chaplaincy, with Department personnel during the performance of their duties.
- Attend roll calls and visit different elements of the Department periodically to inform employees of availability of Chaplaincy Corps services.
- Counsel with officers and other employees having personal problems, at the employees' request.
- Submit a written report of all chaplaincy activity on a monthly basis to the director of chaplaincy.
- Be willing to enter into training courses to enhance his or her effectiveness.
- Make referrals in cases where a specialized attention is needed or in those cases beyond the chaplain's ability to assist.
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Atlanta, Georgia 30303