The Police Chaplain program is designed to provide spiritual guidance and counseling and comfort in times of crisis. The police chaplain strives to be a particularly close friend to the officers and citizens of Dickinson. He also serves as a link for communication between people in crises and their own spiritual advisors.

The police chaplain is aware of the fact that the police officer's job is an extremely difficult one, being constantly in the presence of danger and under constant pressure and tension. Because of this, the police chaplain strives to create such a relationship with the officer that he/she would feel free to turn to him for counsel at any time. While the primary intent of this program is to aid and compliment the police officer, emphasis is to be placed on the relationship this goal to the basic purpose of law enforcement: to protect and serve the public.

Photo:  Pastor Jim Hessler


Pastor Jim Hessler has graciously served the Dickinson Police Department for nearly 30 years. Pastor Hessler is on call at all times to assist in those cases where his counsel and advice might be helpful. Likewise, Pastor Hessler is available to the officer's family and to all who are associated in any way with the police department. He currently serves as the Senior Pastor at the River of Life Assembly in Dickinson.




Photo:  Pastor Jim Hessler


Pastor Michael Wolters began serving with the Dickinson Police Department's chaplaincy program in the summer of 2011. The department is greatful for his service, and will help Pastor Hessler keep the programming running for years to come. Pastor Wolters is head of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Dickinson.   





 The duties of the police chaplain include:


Questions or Comments?
Comments and questions regarding the Police Chaplain Program can be directed to CAPT Joe Cianni at:  

Phone: 701-456-7755 or email by Clicking Here .