The Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) partners with local clergy members to interact with citizens on a more spiritual, social and emotional level.


  • Work as needed to provide guidance in times of crisis 
  • Help those in crisis get through difficult times
  • Serve as a liaison between DBPD and the city's faith-based communities

Qualifications & Requirements

  • An ordained minister, priest or individual licensed by a duly recognized religious body compatible to, and in conformance with, the religious faiths that are represented in the Department.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in pastoral and parish work
  • Conform to Department policy as set forth in the General Orders or any other order where applicable
  • Possess a valid Florida Driver's License


  • Undergo special department training and instruction in areas which relate to the role and functions as determined by the Support Services Division
  • Training includes (but is not limited to): radio procedures, jurisdictional boundaries, department organizational structure and Department policies
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    Monzell Ford