Rockford Police Department Swears in Sikh Chaplain

Baba Ji is a part of the Sikh Temple in Rockford and Friday he was sworn in to the chaplain division of the department....

 

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Sep 24, 2016: ROCKFORD (WREX) - A new chaplain is ready to serve the Rockford Police Department and the community.

"I'm really really very excited," Baba Ji said.

Baba Ji is a part of the Sikh Temple in Rockford and Friday he was sworn in to the chaplain division of the department.

His duties include providing religious services for the police and fire department, as well as the community.

Baba Ji is says it's important for religious leaders and police to work together for the community.

"That's the important thing, we religious persons, spiritual persons, will tell the community, the people of Rockford, the police serves you," he said.

Six officers were also sworn in to the police department today.

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