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By The Way Chaplain, Just What is Your Job? Print E-mail
Written by Ray Fairman   
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I thought I might take a few minutes to go over a few things that you might find a chaplain who works in law enforcement circles doing, besides filling up cyberspace with their ranting and raving as you seem to find me so often doing. To get a brief overview of what you might fine any chaplain doing click the read more button.read more

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Shift Briefings: Mandatory or Optional? Print E-mail
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Like most of you, I have grown up in a profession where there were roll calls or shift briefings before we hit the streets every day, without fail. In fact never did I work for a law enforcement agency that offered optional attendance at these events.
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What Is Your Duty, as You See It, " Print E-mail
Written by Ray Fairman   
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"To Serve And Protect" or "Arrest And Convict"

Do you really understand the implications of God’s ordination of your profession? Have you forgotten the words of our “Law Enforcement Code of Ethics” and their intent? We are called to be servants for the good of all mankind. Our service must be a disciplined service if we are truly adhering to God’s calling.

The mark of a professional peace officer is neither a scepter nor a badge. No, our glory is not marked by any title but by toil, sweat and heartfelt service to all. Christ himself provided the example of service on many occasions. Look at
John 13: 14, 15
and again at
Matthew 20: 25-28.

I believe there is no higher calling for a Christian than to be called to serve. Every honest law enforcement officer who has been on the job for more than a year will tell you that the best feeling they have experienced was inextricably linked to their helping someone through a difficult situation. If you think I am nuts then just imagine how rich you would be if you had a dollar for every recruit who told his or her entry level oral board that they wanted to become a law enforcement officer to help people and make their community a better place to live and raise families.

Then what happens to us, as we become veteran officers? Why does that “Protect and Serve” mentality seem to become transformed into an “Arrest and Convict” mentality?

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The Leadership Tree Print E-mail
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Leadership can be in many ways likened to a tree. It is planted in people’s lives like a seedling that must be nurtured and cared for if it is to grow to maturity and become a strong and healthy tree. As we know not all seedlings will survive and not all individuals who have the opportunity to will turn into leaders.

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Boxing Your Moral Compass Print E-mail
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The following article is based on a book review written by Wayne Ford of the Athens Banner Herald and published in the "Living" Section of that newspaper on 22 May 2006. It has been edited for composition but not for content. Now Available...

 

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Leadership, Is It Your Role Or Your Duty? Print E-mail
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“When you came into the world, you cried and the world rejoiced. If you live your life for Christ as a moral and ethical leader, when you finally die, the world, will cry and you will rejoice.”

Adapted from a Middle Eastern Toast

What God Requires of Leaders

God requires every leader in the Bible to be a servant, although He does not call every servant to the heights of leadership. When a person accepts this mantle of leadership they will find that they become the reason or an excuse for the way people respond or behave in reaction to the example they set. Officer, are you willing to scale that pyramid of leadership? I hope so.

A Godly leader must adhere to biblical principles and work within an ordered system of government while maintaining an allegiance to the authority of God.

While a King, you see, can be a maverick, a leader cannot. He must be a good communicator, a role model, and a servant while remaining under the conviction and authority of The Holy Spirit. That’s all there is to being as credible a leader as Samuel.

How many of you are determined to carry Christian Leadership into your chosen profession, law enforcement? If you are, then read on my friend, read on.

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