Chaplain’s Page

Chaplains that serve the Cedar Lake Police Department are members of the International Conference of Police Chaplains.

No one is confronted with more situations that demoralize and create emotional, mental and spiritual burdens than today’s law enforcement officer. These burdens also affect the officer’s family and other members of his or her department. Law enforcement agencies need specialized guidance, counseling and assistance for their officers, families and communities.

A law enforcement chaplain is a clergyperson with special interest and training for providing pastoral care in the high powered and dangerous world of law enforcement. This pastoral care is offered to all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, or religion. It is offered without cost or the taint of proselytizing.

Our core values:
We respect and honor the badge and the men and women who have earned the right to wear it.

We pledge availability to the needs of law enforcement officers and victims of crime.

We subject our lives and our office to the scrutiny of accountability to ensure integrity.

We offer professionalism of service, including confidential listening, and spiritual counsel.

Police Chaplain Corps
Rev. Father John Kowalczyk, Jr. Supervising Chaplain
Deacon Desales (Jim) Wisniewski, OFM
Pastor Mark Wilkins