Fr Jeff Wolfe, OSFoc is an ordained Catholic Priest and a Franciscan Friar in the Old Catholic Church and currently appointed to the Diocese of the Epiphany in Indianapolis, Indiana.
In August of 2015, Fr Jeff was appointed as a Sworn Law Enforcement Chaplain with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) by then Chief of Police, Richard Hite
In August 2017, Fr Jeff was asked to serve as Training Coordinator for new IMPD Chaplain Candidates. He developed and established the first IMPD Chaplain Academy in September 2017. It consisted of a 10 week in class course curriculum followed by a 4-6 month Field Training Program for the IMPD Chaplain Academy. Class #1 of the IMPD Chaplain Academy from September 2017 through April 2018, graduating the first Class of IMPD Chaplain Academy. Class #2 of the IMPD Chaplain Academy started in March of 2019 with now a team of instructors for the IMPD Chaplain Academy both in-house and guest instructors for local resources
Fr Jeff is one of a 14 member Volunteer Police Chaplain Team who cover 21 eight-hour shifts each week, providing a chaplain “on-call” each 8 hour shift county wide to serve over 1700 officers, civilian employees, providing Death Notifications for the Marion County Coroner’s Office when requested, and are available during each 8 hour shit to the residents going through a traumatic experience (homicides, suicides, traffic fatalities, and other crises in the community when IMPD officers require a Chaplain assistance on scene). As a result, IMPD provides an “on-call” chaplain 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Fr Jeff is a Graduate of the Indianapolis Public Safety Foundation’s Citizens’ Academy, a member of the Indianapolis Public Safety Alliance, and a Member of the Indianapolis (Indy – Marion County) CERT Team (Community Emergency Response Team), a program of the Indiana Division of Homeland Security, and a member of the Indiana State Chaplain Coordinated Response (ISCCR) Advisory Council (Statewide Chaplain Disaster Response). Fr Jeff serves on the “Special Populations” Disaster Prep Team as Liaison to the LGBTQ Community throughout the state of Indiana, and is trained in Critical Incident Stress Management and Critical Incident Stress Debrief.
Fr Jeff is also a Team Member of the Indiana State Chaplain Coordinated Response (ISCCR) Advisory Council (Statewide Chaplain Disaster Response). Fr Jeff serves on the “Special Populations” Disaster Prep Team as Liaison to the LGBTQ Community throughout the state of Indiana. Fr Jeff has completed all 12 courses required for Basic Chaplain Credential through the International Conference of Police Chaplains, is a Professional Member of the Spiritual Care Association‘s Division of First Responder Chaplains, and a Contributing Editor and Writer for ChaplainUSA.org
To learn more about Fr Jeff, go to http://about.me/frjeff