The BCSO Chaplain Division extends spiritual and emotional support to over 300 law enforcement personnel and support staff. Available 24/7, chaplains respond promptly when their presence is requested, offering compassionate care and “the ministry of presence” to victims in times of tragedy. Certified by the International Conference of Police Chaplains or credentialed hospital chaplains, these chaplains also provide support to the jail population, exceeding 650 inmates. The division includes dedicated volunteer Jail Ministers, representing various faiths, who conduct services in the Benton County Detention Center. Together, chaplains and jail ministers collaborate on programs like Celebrate Recovery to help prisoners overcome life-controlling issues such as drug or alcohol addiction.