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Chaplain's Program

The Chaplain's Program was established to provide assistance to department employees and their families during critical incidents, time of community crises, family emergencies and personal conflicts. They provide the traditional services of the clergy at department ceremonies. Each chaplain is ordained and recognized by his or her denomination. While each chaplain is a member of a recognized religious denomination, he or she is committed to providing spiritual counseling, guidance and support to department employees without regard to religious affiliation or denomination.

Services provided by the Chaplains include:

  • Baptisms
  • Premarital counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Family support during crises
  • Funeral services
  • Marriage ceremonies
  • Critical incident stress debriefing
  • 24-Hour availability
  • Use of Sanctuary and facilities
  • Serve as the Department’s liaison with other faith based groups
  • Offer invocations at occasions such as swearing in ceremonies and graduations

All services are provided to Department personnel without costs. Communications between a Chaplain and employees are confidential.

The Chaplain's Program is located at police headquarters.

Chaplain Tyler Crosson
Chaplain Tyler Crosson

Hayden Crawford
Chaplain Fr Kevin Mackin

Bessie MoheadChaplain Bessie Mohead

Justin Woodall
Chaplain Justin Woodall

Joseph Grote
Chaplain Joseph Grote

Chaplain Kevin Mackin
Chaplain Randy Kras


Information about the St. Petersburg Police Chaplain's Program:
Christine M. Hardway - 727-893-4876
Christine.Hardway@stpete.org