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Well-earned and well-deserved congratulations to Bishop Ronald J. “Ronnie” White, D.Min., Ph.D., Director of Juvenile Services and Police & Fire Chaplain for the City of Chicago Heights.
Dr. White is shown here being sworn-in as the 2019-2021 President-elect of the International Conference of Police Chaplains at the Annual Training Seminar that was held in Wichita, KS this past July 25th.
In July 2021, Dr. White will be sworn-in as President during the ATS ceremony in Scottsdale, AZ.
This is an achievement of the highest calling and we are very proud of Dr. White’s hard work and dedicated commitment to this endeavor.
Earlier this year, on March 19th, Dr. White was recognized at the International Conference of Police Chaplains, receiving the 2019 Illinois Wentink-Kauffman Excellence in Chaplaincy Award.
Dr. White has honorably, tirelessly and humbly worked with the City of Chicago Heights for nearly 20 years, serving and volunteering in many capacities, including mentoring our local youth through volunteer law enforcement enrichment programs.
He also volunteers as Police Chaplain to the South Suburban Association Chiefs of Police (SSACOP), which serves more than 80 law enforcement agencies.
Dr. White’s leadership skills helped to establish Chaplaincy Programs for the Villages of Dixmoor, IL; Robbins, IL; and Palos Park, IL where he was recently appointed Police Chaplain for the Palos Park Police Department this past April. In addition to establishing these Chaplaincy Programs, he also personally serves in that capacity for the municipalities of Park Forest, IL; Palos Heights, IL; the Richton Park Police & Fire Departments in Richton Park, IL; and the South Suburban Emergency Response Team (SSERT).
His well-qualified experience as both a U.S. Military Veteran and spiritual leader offers a unique perspective in his work with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Air Marshall Service – Chicago Field Office.
In April 2015, Dr. White was elected to the Prairie State College Board of Trustees. As Trustee, he also served as Secretary to the Board and currently is the Vice Chair, in addition to his work as Chaplain with the Prairie State College Police Department.
Dr. White’s hard work and commitment to his community continues and we once again congratulate him for achieving such an outstanding honor!