Police Chaplains

Captain James Davis


Reverend James Davis is a “Master Level” trained member and instructor for the International Conference of Police Chaplains and a Crises Intervention Instructor certified by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Additionally, Captain Davis is a Board Certified Disaster Response Crises Counselor and he has earned numerous other certificates in the crises management and law enforcement chaplaincy profession. James has received countless commendations and letters of recognition for his many years of service and assistance to law enforcement families and their agencies. Captain Davis worked tirelessly for many days at Ground Zero caring for the needs of first responders after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City. Captain Davis is a cherished member of the Stafford Township Police Department and a true friend to those he serves.

Captain Dan Schafer


Reverend Dan Schafer is the Region 5 Director for the International Conference of Police Chaplains and the Founder and President of Crisis intervention international. Dan is also the Director of the ALPHA CISM Team. He is board certified in acute traumatic stress management, board certified in emergency crisis response, Fellow in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and an approved instructor with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Dan was the mobilizer of chaplains for the Port Authority CISM Team from 9/11/01 - 5/30/02 as well as the mobilizer of chaplains after hurricane Sandy. Dan brings more than 40 years of experience of chaplaincy and crisis. Captain Schafer is a cherished member of the Stafford Township Police Department and a true friend of those he serves.

Captain Nathan Didlake

Chaplain Nathan Didlake serves our community as pastor of the Manahawkin Baptist Church. Police Chaplains are promoted to the honorary rank of Captain upon entering the police service.  Captain Didlake is a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains and began his service as a Chaplain in August of 2016.  Captain Didlake along with his wife and three small children are residents of Stafford Township.  Captain Didlake is a cherished member of the Stafford Township Police Department and a true friend to those he serves.