Chaplaincy Program

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office has a Chaplain’s Program to offer spiritual guidance to our staff, their families, and to jail inmates.

Dr. David Heller

Dr. David Heller has served as a Sheriff’s Office Chaplain for over ten years. A former police office himself, he can relate to the day to day stress and struggles of the department’s employees.

Randy Huny

Some of our Chaplain's duties include:

  • Counseling law enforcement officers
  • Counseling the families of law enforcement officers and department personnel
  • Visiting sick and injured officers and department personnel in their homes and hospitals
  • Making death notifications
  • Providing assistance to victims
  • Serving as part of our department’s Crisis Response Team
  • Providing assistance during suicide incidents
  • Serving as a liaison with other clergy within our community
  • Providing for the spiritual needs of prisoners
  • Assisting transients and the homeless
  • Working with the Victim Assistance Advocate