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.


Chaplain Director Jerry Smith, Faith Baptist Church

Chaplain Leo Hiebert, Andover Assembly of God

Chaplain Brad Tuggle, East Evangelical Free Church

Chaplain Eric Goodman, CenterPoint Church

Chaplain Daniel Ivey, Anchor Baptist Church

Chaplain Norm Nevins, Eastside Community Church

Chaplain John Langley, East Point Church

Chaplain Dennis Carter, Andover Methodist Church

Chaplain James Gillespie, Andover Baptist Church

Chaplain Rick Neubauer, First Baptist Church, Augusta