The chaplaincy program is available to serve the men and women of the Bardstown Police Department. Value-based counseling and spiritual guidance are offered to all employees (sworn and non-sworn) and their families. The services of the chaplain may especially prove valuable during times of hospitalization or bereavement and during personal or family difficulties.
The chaplaincy program is also available to serve through the Bardstown Police Department for the benefit of the entire community. Hours are often spent delivering death notifications and assisting citizens during their grief. Response is made to any tragedy or crisis where an officer believes a chaplain may be of assistance to the officers or victims. The chaplain is wiling to speak to community groups on this service or other related areas as his schedule permits.
Dr. Tom Mobley is currently serving as Chaplain with the Bardstown Police Department and as Chaplain with the Louisville Division of the FBI. He brings over 35 years of experience with him in law enforcement chaplaincy including serving as the Senior Chaplain for Louisville Metro Police Department. Other agencies served include Jefferson County Police Department, Covington Police Department, Scottsburg Police Department, Scott County Sheriff's Office and the Louisville Division of Police. While at the Scott County Sheriff Office, he also served as a Deputy Sheriff Reservist. He worked 11 1/2 years as a firefighter and chaplain for the Fern Creek Fire Department. Dr. Mobley has taught police chaplaincy in college / seminary level classes as well as seminars at the local, regional and national levels. He is one of the co-authors of the textbook, "Law Enforcement Chaplaincy: What It Is and How To Do It", in addition to several articles on the subject. He holds a Master Level Certification with the International Conference of Police Chaplains. He has earned the B.S., M.R.E. and a Doctor of Ministry Degree. In Bardstown, he is the Sr. Minister of the Nelson Christian Church and works as one of the chaplains at Flaget Memorial Hospital.