Call for chaplains to help in Cease fire Sabbath efforts
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Ed Flynn joined with members of the faith community Wednesday to spread a message of peace.
It was part of the Mayor's annual Ceasefire Sabbath Breakfast.
The event is a chance for the community to talk about how to end violence.
Homicides are more than double what they were this time last year.
The mayor says it takes a lot of moving parts to try and tackle the complicated issue.
\"We've created summer jobs, we put more money into the Police Department, we created transitional jobs and this is another part of what we're trying to do,\" Mayor Barrett told CBS 58 News. \"We have to make sure the faith community is strong partner with us as well.\"
The call is out for volunteers to help in faith based community outreach this summer in hopes of stemming violent crime.
Here are the details:
Chaplaincy Program with Salvation Army and Milwaukee Police
50 chaplains, 7 per Milwaukee Police District
Over see Faith Based Meetings, Adopt a Neighborhood programs,
Used for call outs, homicides, death notifications, family troubles, crisis events
Informational meeting Applications and sign up at Salvation Army 1645 N 25th St, Milwaukee, WI - 53205 near N 26th St W Walnut St on Wednesday May 20th at 1pm
Training for Chaplains at the Milwaukee Police Safety Academy 6680 N Teutonia Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53209, Tuesday May 26th through Friday May 29th, 8am to 4 pm. Certification as a volunteer Chaplain for the Salvation Army.
Let me know if you want to do an interview, I am the person who wrote the program/policy for the Salvation Army and will help oversee and supervise the Chaplains.