Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Chaplaincy Corps, Historical Roles of Chaplains, Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, Relational Trust, Core Value Index, Presence, Ministry of Presence, Pastoral Care, Trust
Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Dent, Marjorie Abrahams, "How Police Chaplains Can Facilitate Building and Maintaining Trust with Law Enforcement: Through the Ministry of Presence" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3972.
CPP Chaplaincy Corps is a ministry that provides spiritual, emotional, and mental support to its law enforcement personnel. Their function is to enhance the well-being and quality of life of the police officers as they serve and protect the citizens of their city, by offering a listening ear, a supportive presence, and providing individual pastoral care. This project seeks to determine if the newly organized CPP Chaplaincy Corps can be successful in facilitating the process of building trust with law enforcement through the Ministry of Presence and Pastoral Care. It also documents the progress and changes that have been made during the three years of its inauguration. Finally, this project evaluates whether the CPP Chaplaincy Corps mission has been successful in the CPP police department. The research method will be surveying how to build trust in this current ministry, analyzing the survey results, and suggesting ways to improve the ministry situation.