The department utilizes a volunteer Chaplain Corps to respond to situations when requested by officers. A Chaplain can be called out to a scene to assist with stressful, traumatic incidents or situations. The Chaplain Corps allows officers and the citizens to have access to qualified, licensed members of the clergy that are willing to volunteer to assist.
Rabbi Gil-EzerLerer – Has been Rabbi at Temple Menorah since 1982 when he returned to Milwaukee to share the Pulpit with his father, Rabbi Isaac Lerer.
He was raised in Milwaukee and later, in 1980, received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Northeastern-Illinois. In 1982, Rabbi Lerer received his Rabbinical Ordination and his Bachelor of Hebrew Literature from the Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Illinois.
He is a past president of the Wisconsin Council of Rabbis and a current member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains. He currently proudly serves as a Chaplain for the Brown Deer Police Department.
Michael Thomas – Is in the process of starting his own church called House of Saints Baptist Church. He is the Head Varsity basketball coach and Director of the boys and girls basketball programs at Eastbrook Academy. He is also an ICPC (International Conference of Police Chaplains) certified Police Chaplain serving the Brown Deer Police Department. When he is not busy doing all that, he enjoys spending time at home with his wife and kids, catching a movie or game on T.V., or reading.