Chaplaincy Program


The Golden Police Department currently has three volunteer chaplains providing services to employees.

  • Chaplain Kevin Shive
  • Chaplain Dan Thoemke
  • Chaplain Libby Noeth

“To serve as a resource for the Golden Police Department through a volunteer chaplaincy program that provides spiritual and emotional support to law enforcement personnel, their families, and the community at large.”

Core Values

Integrity in service
Spiritual/emotional support
Confidentiality in conversations
Respect for law enforcement and the community at large

  • 1995 – Initial conversations with GPD Leadership
  • 2005 – Clergy/GPD discussions initiated by Chief Bill Kilpatrick
  • 2006 – Program development (created by GPD and chaplains) — Began training – International Conference of Police Chaplains
  • 2007 – GPD Chaplain’s Academy (see below) — Appointment to service with GPD
  • 2008 – Engaged/active service
  • 2008-Present – Ongoing training and development