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Police Chaplains

Police chaplains are trained clergy or lay pastors of a recognized religious denomination who serve as confidential counselors, advisors, and consultants to police department employees and the public in matters relating to the clergy or the traditional functions of the clergy. The Clearwater Police Chaplain Program is affiliated with the International Conference of Police Chaplains.

The Chaplain Program is located at:
Police Headquarters
645 Pierce Street
Clearwater, FL 33576
(727) 562-4343

Chaplain Robert B. Swick
Robert B. Swick
Chaplain Ralph Argentino
Chaplain Ralph Argentino

The Clearwater Police Department is privileged to have highly qualified and experienced civilian Chaplains who serve in a variety of support roles both within the agency and throughout the community. Police Chaplains are volunteers who donate their time to the Clearwater community and the police officers who serve it.

Clearwater Police Chaplains are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to:

  • Counsel law enforcement personnel and their families;
  • Visit sick or injured officers and departmental personnel in homes and hospitals;
  • Assist with death notifications;
  • Provide assistance to crime victims and their families;
  • Provide training to law enforcement personnel in areas such as stress management, ethics, family life, and pre-retirement;
  • Respond to major incidents and crises when their services may be required;
  • Assist with suicide incidents and other personal tragedies in the community;
  • Serve as the police department's liaison with other clergy in the community;
  • Provide for the spiritual needs of prisoners as necessary;
  • Provide guidance on issues related to religions;
  • Offer prayers at special occasions such as recruit graduations, awards ceremonies, and dedications;
  • Serve on review boards, award boards, and other committees as invited.

For additional information regarding the Clearwater Police Chaplain program, contact Chaplain Robert B. Swick at (727) 562-4343.

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