Chaplain Corps

The Latah-Moscow Chaplain Corps was organized to serve the Moscow Police Department and Latah County Sheriff’s Office. The Corps is currently comprised of Chaplains Jean Knierim and John Scott.

Death Notification

Their assistance with death notifications, suicides and hospital visits eases the officers' burdens. All chaplains are members of the ICPC (International Conference of Police Chaplains). The ICPC offers specialized training necessary to function as a Law Enforcement Chaplain.


When a callout is received, the Chaplains realize they are facing a possible traumatic situation with people in pain. Often, just being present with the "Chaplain" insignia visible on their person helps to diffuse difficult circumstances. Time spent riding along with officers is considered a privilege and an honor by our Chaplains, and they show the upmost respect for the difficult jobs our officers perform. The Latah-Moscow Chaplain Corps is proud to be serving those who serve.