Chaplain's Division

Chaplain's Division Group Photo


The mission of the Chaplain's Division of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is to serve the personnel, the community, and the inmates as a supportive volunteer group of qualified ministers and counselors, who will assist, by request, in personal matters, marriage, job or spiritual counseling and to be available to assist in time of emergency, as needed.


The purpose of the division is to:
  • Provide guidance and counsel in matters of spiritual, personal, family, job, or other nature at the request of the personnel.
  • Assist the officers in emergencies where a chaplain would be of benefit to the department personnel and/or the general public.
  • Serve in situations where the possibility of injury to personnel is high, such as hostage/barricade situations, attempted suicides, riots, demonstrations, etc.
  • Act as a resource person in matters where a specialist is required or needed.
  • Represent the department and/or Sheriff at public functions at the Sheriff's request.
Junior Law Enforcement Academy
The 2018 Hamilton County Junior Law Enforcement Academy takes place Friday, June 15, from 8:00AM to 12:00 noon.  The camp is open to children who attend first grade through senior in high school.

The maximum number of registrations for the 2018 Junior Law Enforcement Academy has been reached and registration is now closed.  Watch here for information on the 2019 Academy in early spring of next year.