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Chaplaincy Unit

The Winter Haven Police Department Chaplaincy Program is a diverse corps of dedicated men and women who offer moral, emotional and spiritual guidance to Winter Haven Police members and their families. Chaplains may also serve the citizens of Winter Haven by assisting police personnel in stressful situations involving serious injury or death.

Police Department members are often confronted with situations that demoralize and create emotional, mental and spiritual burdens. These burdens affect the police employees who dealt with the incidents, their families as well as the citizens involved. Police officers and police employees often need to express their frustration and problems to someone who fully understands the circumstances surrounding their duties, without fear of repercussions.

Rev. Cliff Dollison 

Pastor Dollison, the Winter Haven Police Senior Chaplain, is a graduate of Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana and Baptist Theological Seminary of Indianapolis.
He has been pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church in Winter Haven, FL since March 1992. He was formerly a pastor with the Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church in Terre Haute, Indiana. Pastor Dollison has been a chaplain with the department since 1998, when the program was first instituted.
Rev. Samuell Pounds

Pastor Pounds, a native Floridian, graduated from Florida A&M with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology in 1987. He then enrolled at Harding University working in the graduate degree program towards a Master's degree of Divinity.
Pastor Pounds has been the pastor of Hilltop Church of Christ in Winter Haven since June 2006. Prior to this he was a minister at the Westside Church of Christ in Rockford, Illinois.

Larry Bennett   

Chaplain Bennett attended Lee University, Luther Rice Seminary and International Bible College and Seminary. He has served as pastor at churches in several states as well as spending years in the international missionary/evangelism ministry. He is currently employed at Garrison Property Services as a Realtor and Property Manager.

Rev. Michael Kennon 

Chaplain Kennon is a lifelong resident of Winter Haven. He graduated from the University of South Florida and Florida Southern College. He is the pastor of Deep Roots Fellowship Church in Winter Haven. He has obtained his Law Enforcement and Corrections standards at Polk State College and is currently full time with the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Chaplain Kennon still finds time to interact with the Winter Haven officers and serve this community.

Elizabeth Weber  

Chaplain Weber has worked as a registered nurse for 30 years and is currently a mental health nurse for a home health company here in Winter Haven. She has additional training in chaplaincy, faith community nursing, hospice and support group facilitator.

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