The mission of the Patrol Chaplain is to assist in upholding the highest standards of professionalism and integrity for all deputies and employees in their service to our community. To that goal, the Chaplaincy program of the Sheriff’s Department serves in two main areas within the department.
The first and primary responsibility of the Chaplain is towards the members of the department in guidance through counseling, encouragement, and personal involvement in their daily activities and professional career as a member of the law enforcement community. The services of the Chaplain are also available to the families of departmental personnel.
Secondly, the Chaplain also serves to assist our community by being a liaison between the department and the community in times of crisis and ministry need. He is available to offer assistance to crime victims or family members affected by crisis incidents, as well as working as a bridge to local clergy and social service organizations. Additionally our Chaplain participates in community activity events and other activities that would enhance our community and build stronger relationships between the public and our department.
Currently serving as Patrol Chaplain is Deputy Mike Evans. Mike brings to MCSO a unique blend of ministry experience and a law enforcement background. He has served as a patrolman with the Houston Police Department and Henderson Police Department, and is a fully sworn peace officer with MCSO, holding his Master Peace Officer certification with more than 24 years of law enforcement experience. Mike is an ordained minister with over 30 years of church and community leadership. He has a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from the University of Houston, as well as a Master of Theology from Texas Baptist Institute, Henderson, Texas. Additionally, he serves as a member of the departmental Hostage Negotiation team, as well as a Field Training Officer and adjunct academy instructor, and holds membership in the International Conference of Police Chaplains and is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management.
A Civilian Chaplain Corps is also part of our departmental services. Any licensed or ordained minister of a church or faith-based organization who has an interest in this area in encouraged to contact Chaplain Evans for further information.
Feel free to contact our Chaplain at any time whenever you think our Chaplain services could assist you. He is available 24 hours a day either through the Chaplain’s office at 936-760-5862 or via Communications at 936-760-5800 (unit E101).