Chaplaincy Program

Through a network of 12 associate chaplains and one state chaplain, the Illinois FOP works to enhance the delivery and quality of law enforcement services by ministering to officers in times of personal need and crisis.

Connect with a Chaplain

The chaplain provides services as requested and all information is kept confidential. Religion and martial issues are discussed only as requested by the officer. Associate Chaplains are to be Christian friends, who meet an officer’s needs on a one-to-one basis by listening, counseling and/or referring to other resources as is appropriate for each situation. As requested or deemed appropriate, Associate Chaplains provide spiritual guidance, counseling, comfort in times of crisis, and such physical help as he/she is equipped to provide on an emergency basis. Associate Chaplains are not intended to replace an individual's own clergy.

To speak to an Associate Chaplain, please identify the one for your area using the map provided above. Or, to request that an Associate Chaplain call you, please contact the State Lodge at or (217) 726-8880.