Chaplain Program

About the Program

The purpose of the Andover Police Department’s Chaplain Program is to complement the department’s commitment to public service excellence by providing a source of emotional and spiritual support to department members, their families and the community.

This is a volunteer organization consisting of members of the local clergy who have been appointed by the Chief of Police.


The Chaplain Program is a crisis / counseling program provided to the community and Andover Police Department, either by responding to a situation as requested by police or by being available for counseling with Andover Police Department personnel and/or their families.

Chaplains provide confidential debriefing (CISM) with Andover Police Department employees as needed.

The Chaplain Program provides a community-policing avenue for the Andover Police Department and the community to work together through participating pastors and churches.


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Chaplain Director
Chaplain Jerry Smith
Faith Baptist Church

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Chaplain Leon Hiebert
Andover Assembly of God
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East Evangelical Free Church

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Chaplain Eric Goodman
CenterPoint Church
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Chaplain Daniel Ivey
Anchor Baptist Church