SAVANNAH, GA (August 14, 2015) –Several chaplains with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department recently attended the Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Chaplain’s training conference. The conference was held in Toccoa, Georgia from August 9-13th.

SCMPD Chaplain Coordinator, Pastor Charles Roberson completed the advanced training class and chaplains Edith Dunlap, John Lyons and Quinton Morris completed the Basic Chaplain Training. The 20 hours of training covered 10 different areas that will help the chaplains serve the officers of SCMPD, their families, and the community at large. The chaplains often respond to serious injury accidents, shootings, and suicides to help comfort the families of those involved.

Chief of Police Joseph H. Lumpkin, Sr. said, “Our chaplains are a valuable resource, they are able to provide much-needed comfort to our officers and victims in times of crisis. They also help us bridge the gap with the community as we work to improve our partnerships with the citizenry“