Description & History

The mission of the Jersey City Police Chaplain program is to support residents and police officers in times of crisis, and rescue youth at risk of crime by engaging personal and community resources.


The Jersey City Police Chaplain (JCPC) program has several goals:

·        Provide timely compassionate response to those affected by law enforcement actions, especially those affected by violence

·        Establish and strengthen connections and a shared sense of mission between police, community leaders and community organizations

·        Help assure that those involved in public safety interactions are aware of resources

·        Within established policies, work to de-escalate situations and appropriately divert people away from the necessity for law enforcement

About the organization

JC Police Chaplain Program

Paul Bellan-Boyer
Director, Police Chaplain Program