Rabbi Robert Kirzner, Temple Beth David, Snellville, was recently appointed to the chaplaincy of the Gwinnett County Police Department. As one of that eleven member group, his primary function is fatality notification. "I'm a 'ride-along', accompanying the officers while they perform their duties," he said. "I offer them emotional support during and after their tours, many of which involve dangerous situations and serious crimes. These police officers truly deserve our respect and support. Their job is hard, emotionally draining, and all too often, unrewarding. I'm honored to work with the department, and with the men and women who serve our communities so diligently."
As part of his chaplaincy, Rabbi Kirzner gave the invocation at the Gwinnett Police Academy's graduation on March 12, blessing the ceremony and offering his well wishes to the new officers, their families and friends.