City Clerk
Police Chief - Jodie Estarziau
City Of Manteca

Police Chaplain Program

The Manteca Police Department’s Chaplains are known as the first responders to the first responders. They are committed to the support and well-being of the department’s sworn and non-sworn personnel and their families who may be in a professional or personal crisis, and to serve the community of Manteca in times of crisis or tragedy.

Chaplains take pride in offering assistance that is available, accessible, &confidential 24 hours a day, assistance includes:
  • Serving as the Chaplain and Pastoral Care Providers for all employees and immediate family members
  • Developing relationships and maintaining contact with all personnel through weekly worksite visits to the facilities
  • Making hospital visits to employees and family members
  • Performing funerals, including assistance with grief management, planning the funeral service, and supporting family members after the funeral
  • Acting as a member of a "Death Notification Team" of the department for any employee killed in a job-related incident or who died of natural causes while on the job, as well as assisting officers in making a death notification to a member of the community
  • Participating in new employee orientation, Citizen Academy and local service organizations to explain the Police Chaplaincy Program
  • Representing the department where it would be appropriate to have the Chaplain involved (i.e. serious illness, accidents, and funerals), if requested
  • Crisis intervention at emergency scenes
  • Search and Rescue assistance in the field
  • Follow-up services to families