NEWTON, NC (Oct. 4, 2013) – The Newton Police Department recognized the Rev. Paul FitzPatrick on Tuesday as he joined the International Conference of Police Chaplains. Newton Police Chief Don Brown at the Newton City Council meeting presented FitzPatrick with a certificate acknowledging his membership in the Internationl Conference of Police Chaplains.
Brown said Rev. FitzPatrick reached out to the Newton Police Department, looking for ways he could help. Brown told him about the law enforcement chaplains and their duties.
“Rev. FitzPatrick has been faithful and loyal and he rides with police officers as they carry out their duties,” Brown said. “He provides spiritual care to our officers, and we are thankful for his service.”
The International Conference of Police Chaplains is an organization dedicated to the spiritual care of police officers, focusing on the particular challenges the men and women of law enforcement face as they fulfill their duties.
Law enforcement chaplains help officers remain strong and dedicated to serving the citizens in the communities in which they serve, assisting them in moving beyond personal and professional trials. The International Conference of Police Chaplains trains volunteer clergy to be someone on which the officers can rely, and this training takes years to complete.