The Sheboygan Police Department Chaplaincy program was developed to serve as a resource to provide spiritual and emotional support to members of the department, their families, and the public. Police chaplains are professionally trained and committed to ministering to all people regardless of their religious beliefs. The Chaplains seek to offer comfort and guidance to others by helping them bear the burdens of life. Chaplains come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences that enable them to properly serve, support, and strengthen others, even in the midst of life’s most significant trials. Their duties include ride-alongs with officers, swearing-in ceremonies, hospital visits to department personnel, assistance to victims of trauma and crisis, and making death notifications. Currently the Sheboygan Police Department has three volunteer police chaplains: Pastor Mario Ciotola, Lori Ciotola, and Pastor Ethan Tews.