Volunteer Chaplains

The Berrien County Sheriff's Office has a Chaplain Program. There are currently nine active volunteer Chaplains participating in this county-wide program. Sheriff Chaplains are licensed or ordained ministers who have undergone additional training to serve officers as well as members of Berrien County. Our Chaplains may ride with a uniformed officer, but are always on call in the event of a tragedy.

Chaplains may be used for a variety of reasons, but some of the more common are for death notification. Other reasons can include ceremonies, presentations, education, or simply listening.

Our Chaplains serve on a voluntary basis, and receive no compensation for their services. However, donations toward training would be welcome. Checks may be made out to BCSD Chaplains.


For more information, contact Lt. David Zizkovsky.