Cheney PD chaplain reflects on his time with the department
Last updated 12/1/2022 at 4:57pm
CHENEY – Chaplain David Flowerdew tells us about serving his community as a chaplain with the Cheney police department.
“I’ve been doing this since about 2010 for Cheney PD. Originally, I went down there because there were some children in the church that started a program called “Adopt a Cop.” They wrote letters to the police officers and I went down there to talk about it. Well, then they said they needed a chaplain. So here I am.”
The press asked Flowerdew if there were any significant differences between the summer time hours and the winter time. He said “I don’t know that there are any differences between this season and any other. In the summer months, the university kids aren’t in, people are on vacation and so on. But the police are on the clock 24/7/365. That’s a major factor in things being pretty consistent.”
When asked what his favorite part of the job is, Flowerdew had this to say “I do it to serve the department and help our officers. It’s been a little slow with COVID. You know we couldn’t do the ride-alongs and stuff, and that made it a little difficult.”
“But being with the officers, riding around, talking with them and helping the community when tragedies happen. It is very rewarding being able to help.”
David continued by reflecting on the high quality of the officers he works with, saying that “I am not a police officer, these guys are the heroes, I just try to help them get through the tough times.”