The Visalia Police Department's Chaplain Corps currently has eight members. The role of the Chaplain is to perform invocations & convocations at Departmental functions and/or City functions when requested. Chaplains are also available to respond to assist citizens in the community and /or members of the Department during a situation, whether as a response to a high stress incident or as ongoing need for counseling & spiritual guidance (if sought). Types of incidents VPD Chaplains respond to include death notifications, officer involved shootings, etc.
From left to right, Chaplain Paul Gendron, Chaplain Mike Bufford,
Sergeant Candido Alvarez, Chaplain Bob Grenier, & Chaplain Vartain Kasparian.
Not pictured, Chaplain Floyd Westbrook, Chaplain Abel De Alba, Chaplain Kent Mishler, & Chaplain Mike Sheltzer.