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Winterville Police Department - Winterville, Georgia
Chaplain (Col) Ray Fairman 30
Chaplain (Col) Ray Fairman ...
Chaplain (Col) Ray Fairman has been very active during the Veteran's Day weekend.He was asked to participate in three Veteran's Day ceremonies, including the Winterville ceremony held on the 10th of November in Pittard Park and asked to give the Veteran's Day message at Living Word Baptist Church in Bogart, GA.
own birthday on the 9th and the 232nd birthday of his
beloved United States Marine Corps on the 10th of November.
To see a transcript of both his
Sunday sermon and his
County Veterans Banquet speech click on "Read More" to the right and then on the appropriate link.
...The Winterville Police Department's Chaplain, Ray Fairman, just returned from Orlando, FL where he attended and participated in the 16th annual National Association of School Resource Officers Training Conference.He
received 36 hours of training on terrorism directed at our schools, internet investigations, school security, school and education law updates, involving fathers in education and solving alcohol and drug problems with teen participation.
To find out what else he
did click on Read More to the right.
Chaplain Ray Fairman
recently attended and participated in the Western Regional
Chaplain Ray Fairman
, The Winterville Police Department
's Chaplain, recently spent time speaking to the Athens area chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International.Chaplain Fairman gave his own testimony and spoke on the reasons he became a police chaplain after completing more than 33 years of sworn police service on more than 8 federal, county and municipal law enforcement agencies.He
also spoke on the duties of police chaplains, a topic which is discussed with more detail below.If you need to contact Chaplain Fairman for any reason, contact Chief Vizzini at the Winterville Police Department or The Winterville City Office and leave a your request.
...Our Winterville Chaplain, Ray Fairman, also has some strong ties to the US Marine Corps.He
is a retired Chief Warrant Officer-4 and has been working throughout the Christmas season with the Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots campaign for decades.This year, between Thanksgiving and Dec 22 when the campaign officially ended, Chaplain Fairman drove over 1550 miles in his
Dodge Ram pick-up and collected over 2438 toys for the children of Northeast GA who otherwise might not have had such a great Christmas.
Chaplain Ray Fairman has ...
Chaplain Ray Fairman has been keeping very busy of late and does not plan to be slowing down any time soon.
Since returning from Northern Illinois University where he assisted with the recovery process following the tragedy that occurred there, he has been tasked with speaking at two local churches and the Georgia Club.
He has also completed his LIDAR Certification Course and the required field training along with several other WPD officers.
was asked to travel to Kentucky this summer and speak on leadership and its role in living a productive and beneficial life to the attendees of a law enforcement officers conference in Ft Mitchel and then to teach on ethics and character education curriculum development at an educators and child advocates conference in Lexington.
To read more about our Chaplain's activities click on Read More
Most recently Chaplain Fairman
attended the National Association of School Resource Officers Conference
in Phoenix AZ where he
conducted the Sunday Communion Service and assisted Chaplain Archie Hodge with the Wednesday worship services and provided professional law enforcement advice, spiritual counseling and leadership and ethics information to more than 1200 officers.
Chaplain Fairman is a staff team member of the Christian Law Enforcement Summits, a group of law enforcement officers and police chaplains concerned with and dedicated to the support and encouragement of peace officers and their families all across the country.
returned from the NM conference in May and is working hard on the October conference this summer.
For more information go to Law Enforcement Retreats or contact Ray
through our department.
will also be heading for a Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission
(POST) Advanced Chaplains Course put on by the Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Chaplains
(GALEC) in late August where he
will be studying additional course material from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
Ray is our agencies representative on the committee planning the Winterville Veterans Day Ceremonies and coordinates the city's participation in the Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Campaign each Christmas.
Ray tries to be available for whatever our agency needs him to do and some how he
also finds time for many others outside the law enforcement community as well.
recently donated nearly 30 audio books to the Winterville Library
also spends about 20 hours a month assisting the Clarke County Sheriff's Office
does all he
does as a volunteer because of the 39 years career he
has had in law enforcement and the sense of obligation and commitment he
gained from his
42+ years of service in the US Marines
Recently our police department chaplain, ...
Recently our police department chaplain, Chaplain Ray Fairman was honored by a national foundation for his humanitarian efforts.
To read more about this event click on "Read More" to the right.
On the 18th of December, the Winterville Police Departments Chaplain
was inducted into the Legion Of Honor of The Chapel of the Four Chaplains.
Ray R Fairman
is nominated for membership in the Legion of Honor of the Chapel of the Four Chaplains for his
unselfish service to his
community and his
Ray is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4 with over 42 years of active and reserve service.
He also has more than 33 years of sworn civilian law enforcement service and has, since he retired from those careers 5 years ago, been ordained to the ministry by Calvary Chapel and subsequently certified as a Christian Chaplain by the Georgia Police Officer Standards and Training Commission and serves as an unpaid reserve officer on two law enforcement agencies in his community, as well as the chaplain to the Winterville GA Police Department.
Ray is on the volunteer staff of The Christian Law Enforcement Summit and participates in 2 six day law enforcement marriage retreats each year.
donates all donations for his
speaking and teaching to the scholarship fund for those retreats.
has been called upon to provide Teaching, Spiritual Counseling and Guest Sermons
at various churches in his
home state and the southeastern United States.
is also a Volunteer for the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team and responds to disasters as dispatched such as Hurricane Katrina
, where he
volunteered for 30 days to work with the New Orleans Police Department
by day and the responding military chaplains at Belle Chase Joint Reserve Base at night and on weekends.
coordinated 3 relief convoys during Katrina as well as escorting 2 additional relief efforts that he
also responded to the tragic campus shooting at Northern Illinois University
and spent a week working with veterans, active military, students, public safety employees and others affected by the crisis.
While there he
accepted 2 requests to speak on his
volunteer efforts and acted as a liaison with local military, ROTC and public safety personnel.
Ray serves as the Adjutant for the Athens GA Detachment of the Marine Corps League and has tirelessly coordinated the Toys for Tots program in NE GA for the Joseph Schmittou Detachment of the Marine Corps League for the past several years, averaging 2500 miles on his personal vehicle while personally bringing in over 9000 toys this year.
has participated in the USMCR Toys for Tots program every year since 1972.
has donated copious amounts of time to the fundraising efforts of the Marine Corps League
and has continuously participated in our local "Operation-Support-A- Hero" Packages for Troops efforts
While the U.S. Navy Chaplain stationed at NSCS Athens was forward deployed to Operation OIF, Ray
volunteered to provide what ever chaplaincy services he
could to the Marines and Sailors stationed there and was been tasked with speaking engagements and graduation duties by the NSCS Marine Detachment.
has authored two books, teaches classes at various locations around the country and speaks at conferences on leadership, ethics and character refusing compensation for these undertakings.
provides and maintains 3 non-profit websites at no cost to the agencies and acts as webmaster for them all.
seeks every opportunity to give back to the military and law enforcement communities because of what he
learned by experience of their individual and group spiritual needs during his
tenure in both professions.
Ray's wife Joan is a retired RN and a Hospice Volunteer who was a USAR 1LT in the Nurse Corps
and they have a son who is a USAR MAJ MI deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom and a daughter who is a USAR CPT also in the Nurse Corps
who recently returned from serving four years in Germany and a son-in-law who was a USA MAJ who served in both Kosovo and OIF as a Battalion Surgeon with the 1st Armored division in Baghdad.
Patriotism and service to this nation seems to be a family characteristic in the Fairman household.
There is no need to document all the many other ways in which Ray
continues to find ways to serve others, suffice it to say he
feels the best example of leadership is serving his
fellow man, therefore it is with great pleasure that Ray's nomination is forwarded.
The Winterville Police ...
The Winterville Police Department's Chaplain, Ray Fairman, just returned from Orlando, FL where he attended and participated in the 16th annual National Association of School Resource Officers Training Conference.He received 36 hours of training on terrorism directed at our schools, internet investigations, school security, school and education law updates, involving fathers in education and solving alcohol and drug problems with teen participation.
To find out what else he
did click on Read More to the right.While receiving training Chaplain Fairman also conducted a Sunday Morning Worship and Communion Service and and Co-Moderated a Tuesday night Praise, Worship, Testimony and Prayer service along with the NASRO National Chaplain, Commander Archie Hodge of the Jackson MS Police Department.
Chaplains Hodge and Fairman
have been conducting services at these NASRO Conferences since 2004.
also provided one on one counseling and other chaplains services during his
week in FL.Ray
has more than 38 years in law enforcement with 35 years as a sworn police officer or deputy sheriff.He spent nearly 15 years in the school resource officer field as an SRO and SRO Supervisor and has been a POST Certified and ordained law enforcement Chaplain for 3.5 years.He has been with the WPD since October 2003 He is certified as a National Practitioner in the field and still offers his services to schools in GA where he is also the volunteer state coordinator for NASRO.He
has written Critical Incident Response Plans for several schools and published educational curricula and numerous law enforcement and Christian articles and pamphlets and recently a biblical commentary. Ray will be attending training in the near future at Toccoa Bible College and the Billy Graham Training Center to become certified in Critical Incident Stress Management as he is a member of the BGEA Rapid Response Team which sends chaplains to critical incidents like "Ground Zero", Hurricane Katrina, Enterprise Alabama and the recent bridge collapse in Minneapolis MN.He
has also been requested to speak at the IL Sheriff's Summer Training Conference this month where he
will be speaking to about 70 sheriff's and their families on the ethical and moral responsibilities of leaders.
is available to speak to Civic, Youth and Church groups on a variety of topics.He
can be contacted through the department or directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org