Orangeville has a Police Chaplain again

October 21, 2015   ·   0 Comments



By Tabitha Wells

The Orangeville Police Service has a new Chaplain, filling a role left vacant for quite a while.

At last week’s Police Services Board meeting, the announcement was made that Pastor Paul Carroll, Senior Pastor at Broadway Pentecostal Church, would be stepping into the unpaid position, which involves membership in the auxiliary police.

“A chaplain is a comfort for all employees who seek spiritual guidance,” said Chief Wayne Kalinski. “I value the relationship I already had with Pastor Carroll. He has volunteered to provide the Orangeville Police with passion, wisdom and experience.”

Chief Kalinski added that he had the opportunity to begin to form a relationship with Pastor Carroll while he was Deputy Chief, when Pastor Carroll had helped Oran- geville Police with issues related to training and opened his church basement to them for training sessions.

“He and I have talked on many levels and he has expressed a real interest in the Orangeville Police Service and I feel that he will make a perfect fit,” said Chief Kalinski. “He wants to be here, we want him to he here and I’m excited to have him as part of the Orangeville service.”

Pastor Carroll has been at Broadway Pen- tecostal Church since 2006, and prior to that pastored in Guelph, Glencoe, Windsor and Sarnia. He is an ordained minister, with over 31 years of pastoral experience and has Level 1 and 2 coaches training for helping persons towards self-discovery and course of action.

“Pastor Carroll is a man of high calibre, and to have him associated with OPS is pos- itive,” said Chief Kalinski. “It helps internal employees deal with situations where they might seek his guidance. It’s time that we have a pastor that is interested, motivated and dedicated to OPS, and I know he brings skills that will really assist our staff.”

Along with having many years of experi- ence in assisting people work through traumatic situations, Pastor Carroll has also invested in the community through a program called “Love Orangeville”. The program, run by Broadway Pentecostal, assists with trail cleanups, tree planting on Earth Day, spon- soring soccer teams, and more.

“It’s time that we have a pastor that is interested, motivated and dedicated to the Or- angeville Police, and I know that he brings skills that would really assist our staff,” said Chief Kalinski. “I’m sure you will see him attend various community events, especially with me. I look forward to having him at my side, whether it’s in the community, at the scene of a crime, or any opportunity where we can be together.”

During the Police Services Board meeting, PSB Chair Mayor Jeremy Williams and Chief Kalinski presented Pastor Carroll with the Police Chaplain’s badge, which identifies his position within the service.

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