Chaplaincy Unit

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Chaplaincy Unit


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Chaplains serve at the discretion of the Sheriff. Chaplains include representatives of all faiths who volunteer their time without compensation as a catalyst of reconciliation, bringing God’s message to the community when they need it the most. Through their training, calling and professionalism a Chaplain may respond to death notifications, natural disasters, fatal vehicle crashes, domestic violence disputes and many other critical incidents that can benefit from spiritual support.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Chaplaincy Unit is a very diverse group of religious leaders, young and old. This group represents the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. These men and women of faith who make up the Chaplaincy Unit come from many parts of the country who shepherd flocks large and small.

Within the Judaism faith we represent the Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox branches. Within the Christianity faith we represent many denominations from Evangelical to Mainline to include Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox Priests. Our Imam is a journalist and well known leader of our African American community.

The Chaplaincy is not an opportunity for evangelizing or church building, but a ministry of presence to provide aid and comfort to those in need.

A Daily Prayer


“LORD TAKE ME WHERE YOU WANT ME TO GO

LET ME MEET WHO YOU WANT ME TO MEET

TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT ME TO SAY

AND KEEP ME OUT OF YOUR WAY.”

Fr. Mychal Judge

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Fr. Mychal Judge was a larger than life well known FDNY Chaplain.  On September 11th 2001 Father Judge rushed into the World Trade Center without a thought for his own safety.  His only thought and mission as he entered the tower was to seek out Firefighters he might provide comfort to.  He was administering the sacrament of last rites to a fatally injured Firefighter when debris fell.  The debris fatally struck Judge calling him home for his final mission.

Judge is a true hero and was described by one if his colleagues as “…one of greatness of heart, and a man that will never be forgotten”.

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Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Chaplaincy Unit


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Chaplains serve at the discretion of the Sheriff. Chaplains include representatives of all faiths who volunteer their time without compensation as a catalyst of reconciliation, bringing God’s message to the community when they need it the most. Through their training, calling and professionalism a Chaplain may respond to death notifications, natural disasters, fatal vehicle crashes, domestic violence disputes and many other critical incidents that can benefit from spiritual support.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Chaplaincy Unit is a very diverse group of religious leaders, young and old. This group represents the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. These men and women of faith who make up the Chaplaincy Unit come from many parts of the country who shepherd flocks large and small.

Within the Judaism faith we represent the Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox branches. Within the Christianity faith we represent many denominations from Evangelical to Mainline to include Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox Priests. Our Imam is a journalist and well known leader of our African American community.

The Chaplaincy is not an opportunity for evangelizing or church building, but a ministry of presence to provide aid and comfort to those in need.

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A Daily Prayer


“LORD TAKE ME WHERE YOU WANT ME TO GO

LET ME MEET WHO YOU WANT ME TO MEET

TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT ME TO SAY

AND KEEP ME OUT OF YOUR WAY.”

Fr. Mychal Judge

SeminaryTeams
FamilyDay

Fr. Mychal Judge was a larger than life well known FDNY Chaplain.  On September 11th 2001 Father Judge rushed into the World Trade Center without a thought for his own safety.  His only thought and mission as he entered the tower was to seek out Firefighters he might provide comfort to.  He was administering the sacrament of last rites to a fatally injured Firefighter when debris fell.  The debris fatally struck Judge calling him home for his final mission.

Judge is a true hero and was described by one if his colleagues as “…one of greatness of heart, and a man that will never be forgotten”.

3228 Gun Club Road,
West Palm Beach, FL 33406


Main Phone:
(561) 681-4521
Fax:
(561) 681-4525


Email:

 volunteerchaplaininquiry@pbso.org

In memorium–Chaplain “Rob” Reagan, a Roman Catholic priest from Maine was lost to us in 2014. A hero in many respects, Fr. Reagan was a B-52 navigator bomber during the Vietnam War. With a dry, wry sense of humor, Chaplain Reagan was quick to tell you that it was the bomber/navigator who was the important guy on the plane. “Pilots? They only went where we told them to…”

Reagan, the son of an NYPD “Irish Cop” and the internationally famous opera star Eileen Farrell, left active duty and became a lawyer in the advocate-general’s office. He was also an outspoken advocate for veteran’s rights.

He had left Maine because of a worsening progressive degenerative disease. He could no longer take the cold. He served the Orlando Diocese and then was transferred here. Although hampered by an arm brace and cane, Reagan was always at the head of the pack. He drove himself everywhere, took it upon himself to make his own introductory visit to his first district posting rather than wait for the Lead Chaplain to do it. He volunteered for a specialty unit, was assigned to homicide, and did the same thing there. He received the unit’s first “Rookie of the Year Award” and after the ceremony told the unit manager, “Don’t ever recognize me again for doing what should be done!”

When his illness was causing him to fall he requested assignment to the airport, a less arduous post, rather than just give it all up. As a priest-colleague with whom he worked said, “I’d always say, “Rob I can take you off the mass schedule for Sunday. He never said, “Ok.”

Rob Reagan is captured in the words of the Prophet Isaiah, “He ran but he never tired.” He will be remembered with the unit’s soon to be minted “challenge coin,” which will be presented in his name.

R.I.P.

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Ira Steven Nolin

Born in Augusta Georgia Lived in Orlando, Florida since 1960; Belle Glade, Fl since July 2013

Married to Lori Ann Nolin

Two grown Children. A daughter Ashlee (Probation Officer Ft. Meyers) and a Son Chris(Construction Galveston Texas) and three Beautiful Grandchildren

Senior Pastor in Community United Methodist Church, Belle Glade

In Ministry for 12 Years

Answered the call to ministry after a 30 year career in the Fire service. My whole life has been about serving and helping those in need.

I love to fish and play golf but I am a better fisherman than I am a golfer.

Over the last year as I have served the PBSO as a Chaplain in Districts 13 / 5 and I have come to realize how much people need someone to talk with and lean on. I enjoy being part of the Chaplains unit because we are a unit of diverse theological backgrounds and yet we are all children of the same Creator. I enjoy serving the people and working with the dedicated personnel of the PBSO.