Chaplain Services & Life Enrichment

The Colorado State Patrol Chaplains' Unit is an organization of 34 volunteer professionals trained to encourage, serve and support the Colorado State Patrol by providing a resource for both sworn and civilian personnel and their families. They serve 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, as requested by the Colorado State Patrol.

State Patrol Chaplains are primarily involved in service and support to members and member families of the Colorado State Patrol. Through the State Patrol they are available to the community to provide effective consultation in non-enforcement crisis situations. Areas of support include, but not limited to:

1. Death and injury notification
2. Crisis intervention
3. Ceremonial
4. Counseling
5. Hospital visitation
6. Financial counseling
7. Funerals
8. Suicide, hostage assistance
9. Marriages
10. Family counseling
11. Alcohol/Drug abuse problems
12. Special Assignments

Chaplains can be contacted through any State Patrol Communications Center or through their main troop office. Click here for CSP Communication Center Contact information.

Life Enrichment/Family Support

The Life Enrichment/Family Services Unit (LEFS) was formed in 2005 for the express purpose of addressing the issues that law enforcement officers and their families face.

“The Mission of the Life Enrichment and Family Services Unit is to provide for the development and enrichment of the personal and family lives of the members of the Colorado State Patrol. It is our goal to be a resource to empower our members to arrive at their full potential in their families, careers, and communities.”

The LEFS Unit is addressing the following issues of officer well being and job performance during the current In-Service Training:

  • Emotional heath: Stress Management
  • Physical health: Personal Health and Fitness
  • Financial health: Personal Financial Health

The LEFS Unit is an intentional effort to fulfill the third phase of the Colorado State Patrol’s Vision: “. . . building partnerships with our employees to create a supportive environment for the realization of their full potential in their careers, families and communities.”


Chief Chaplain
Ed Maxwell

Colorado State Patrol Academy
15055 South Golden Road
Golden, CO 80401
Office: 303.273.1680
Cell: 303.638.8095

Deputy Chief Chaplain
Bob O'Fee
Districts 1 & 3

Golden Troop Office
1096 McIntyre St. 
Golden, CO  80401
Cell: 720.384.7272
Deputy Chief Chaplain
Bob Babcox
Districts 4 & 5

Fruita Troop Office
554 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO  81521
Cell: 970.201.6228
Deputy Chief Chaplain
Emilie Forward
District 2 & 5B

Florence Troop Office
600 W. 3rd St. Suite C 
Florence, CO 81226
Cell: 719.371.4748

For a full roster of all Colorado State Patorl Chaplains, click here.
For full list of Cahplain expertise, click here.