We are a 501(c) Non-Profit Organization
Dedicated to Serving the Spiritual and Emotional Needs
Of All of the Officers, Staff, and Families of the
Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, as well as everyone in Hamilton County, Indiana
- PLEASE GET TO KNOW US… HERE IS SOME CURRENT INFORMATION ABOUT US:
Mission Statement & Purpose
The mission of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Chaplaincy is to serve public safety personnel, those who work or reside in public safety facilities, as well as all residents of Hamilton County. Our mission is to serve as a supportive group of qualified ministers and counselors, assisting in matters of personal, marriage, job, spiritual as needed, and to be available to assist during times of emergency.
One of the primary purposes of the Sheriff’s Chaplaincy is to provide counsel to the jail staff and to the inmates and to assist the department in screening or qualifying those who wish to visit the inmates for religious services or visits to the inmates.
· We provide guidance and counsel in matters of spiritual, personal, family job, or other nature at the request of the personnel.
· Our Chaplains assist the officers in emergencies where a chaplain would be of benefit to the department personnel and/or the general public.
· We are available in situations where the possibility of injury to personnel is high, such as hostage/barricade situations, attempted suicides, riots, demonstrations, etc.
· Our Chaplains act as a resource person in matters where a specialist is required or needed.
· We also respond at the Sheriff’s request, to represent the department and/or Sheriff at public functions.
The Chaplaincy is lead by Senior Chaplain Mark Fidler
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Chaplaincy is an Indiana 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Corporation sponsored by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and overseen by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is made up of 10 members plus the Hamilton County Sheriff who serves as an ex-officio member.
OFFICERS President Rev. Mark Spaulding Vice President Prosecutor Lee Buckingham Secretary Dori Newman, Attorney Treasurer Gordon Resler BOARD MEMBERS: Sheriff Mark Bowen (Ex-Officio) Hon. Jerry Barr Chaplain Dwight Williams Sr. Chaplain Mark Fidler R. Daniel Stevens Ralph Watson (Community Corrections)
2018 JAIL VOLUNTEER TRAINING SCHEDULE
Monday, August 6, 2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
All volunteers who serve at the Hamilton County Jail, Community Corrections, or the Juvenile Detention Center must be trained once each calendar year. The trainings will be held from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department at 18100 Cumberland Road in Noblesville. Please go to the door directly straight behind the three flagpoles. Please wait in the lobby until someone comes to let you inside the locked door on the right. If you have any questions, please e-mail:
or call (317) 776-4109.
Sr. Chaplain Mark Fidler
Chaplain Dwight Williams
Chaplain Tom Kendall
Chaplain Gerry Griffith
Chaplain Dave Parks
Chaplain Chip Johnson
Chaplain Randy Seniff
Chaplain Don Schauwecker
Chaplain Chuck Stout
Chaplain Jody Brown
Chaplain Pamela Mallory
CHAPLAIN ICON KEY:
Our Senior Chaplain, Mark Fidler is a Member of our Board of Directors, and is responsible for all aspects of the Hamilton County Chaplaincy, including the Hamilton County Adult Detention Center, Community Corrections and Juvenile Detention. The Senior Chaplain Position is a full-time position.
Our Road (Or Law Enforcement) Chaplains work primarily with our Law Enforcement Officers on Patrol. They each have one or more days where they are “On-Call” to respond 24-Hours a day whenever a need may occur where an Officer needs a Chaplain on-scene. They make death notifications, serious illness notifications and a host of other duties both inside and outside the Sheriff’s Office, Jail, Juvenile Detention and Community Corrections.. Road Chaplains are Volunteer, part-time, unpaid positions.
Our Jail Chaplains work inside the Hamilton County Adult and Juvenile Detention Centers and Community Corrections (Work Release). They help fulfill the jail inmate’s requests for Bibles and other religious material that an inmate may request. They also provide spiritual counseling and some do other spiritual duties, like Bible Studies and Sunday Church Services. Jail Chaplains are Volunteer, part-time, unpaid positions
Our Chaplaincy Office Administrator, Phyllis Caudill, is truly the heart of the Chaplaincy. She supports our Senior Chaplain in making sure all aspects of the Chaplaincy are organized and run smoothly, as well as love and support all of the Road and Jail Chaplains.
It is with a heavy heart that Sheriff Bowen and Sr. Chaplain Mark Fidler announces the passing of Sheriff’s Office Chaplain Dave Parkes. Chaplain Parkes passed away suddenly on Friday, October 5, 2018
Chaplain Parkes has been associated with the Sheriff’s Office for over 25 years. He was instrumental in helping to establish the Chaplaincy program at the Sheriff’s Office in the early 90’s under Sheriff Dan Stevens.
Arrangements are pending and the details will be communicated when confirmed.
Please keep the Parkes’ family in your thoughts and prayers.