The Chaplain’s Team is an all-volunteer unit within the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office which helps meet the emotional and spiritual needs for the employees, the Sheriff’s Office, and citizens after a disaster or personal life event. Chaplains help console family members after the loss of a deputy and/or family member. They also offer comfort to a sick employee or an employee who may need to talk about something they are going through. Volunteer chaplains are carefully selected and trained to offer spiritual guidance and prayer.

To be a part of the Chaplain Team, one must:

  1. Be ready to minister at any given moment.
  2. Be spiritually strong.
  3. Be in prayer constantly and have a prayer covering (Hedge of Protection) in place by those who know what you are doing.
  4. Be ready to walk. One may have to walk 2 to 3 miles a day while ministering.

 Note: Chaplains are selfless people who are emotionally and spiritually mature and are able to share God’s hope and comfort with survivors of tragedies. Chaplains are also to be solidly grounded in God’s Word and comfortable praying when needed.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Division via a common carrier such as the USPS, UPS, FedEx, or similar courier. The application may also be presented in person. The address of the Internal Affairs Division is as follows:

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
Internal Affairs Division
2200 8th Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
(205) 325-5709

OR You may apply online at:

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Chaplain Application