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SERVING THOSE WHO SERVE US ALL.
THE MEANING AND
The mission of SHIELD Chaplaincy is to serve, heal, inspire, encourage, love, and to develop strategies to assist law enforcement officers in finding fulfillment at work and at home through biblical principles and proven wellness practices.
While SHIELD is a distinctly Christ-centered ministry, as a workplace chaplaincy, we assist all officers and their families regardless of their faith or creed. Building and nurturing relationships with officers is at the heart of everything we do. The old adage is still true today: people do not care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Statistics tell us that law enforcement officers will experience an average of 800 traumatic events over the course of a 20-year career. The average citizen will experience 1 or 2... in a lifetime. You can imagine the toll this can take on an officer's emotional, physical and spiritual well-being... or can you? READ MORE >
At Shield Chaplaincy we believe that if officers are emotionally and spiritually healthy, they are more likely to serve longer, do a better job while serving, and find greater fulfillment both at work and at home. Working in cooperation with Roanoke City Police, Roanoke County Police, Salem Police, and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, we aim to provide full-time chaplains to support our local law enforcement officers. READ MORE >
In a video created during SHIELD Chaplaincy's infancy, Chaplain Darren Potter answers a few of the questions you may have about why he started SHIELD and how we can help support law enforcement officers and their families.
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