Columbia County Sheriff's Office
David P. Bartlett, SHERIFF                     John W. Davi, UNDERSHERIFF
Copyright ©2006 Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Hudson, NY 12534
CHAPLAINS
The Sheriff's Office has four dedicated and well respected members of the local clergy who
volunteer their services as Chaplains;
Rev. Ronald Grant, Deacon Warren Dorsch,
Reverend Richard Turpin and Reverend Suzette Turpin.

Initiated in 2006 by Sheriff David Harrison, Jr., the Chaplaincy Program began with Reverend
Grant and Deacon Dorsch and is the law enforcement link to religious organizations in our
County, which ultimately assists the Chaplains to effectively and humanely deal with life situations,
stressful times and routine criminal justice challenges.  
The Chaplains may be called upon to
assist and provide comfort to victims and their family or members of the Sheriff's Office
and their family who have experienced a stressful and traumatic situation.
 

Also an important part of the program are,
Reverend Suzette E. Turpin and Rev. Richard D.
Turpin.
 Both oversee the Inmate Ministries Program in our county jail.  The Inmate ministries
program allows those incarcerated access to spiritual and other human services programs which
reach beyond the jail cell.  

Able to provide spiritual and limited mental and emotional assistance, the Chaplains and their
support team are an important resource for the Sheriff's Office.
Rev. Ronald Grant, Pastor
Shiloh Baptist Church
14 Warren St.
Hudson, NY 12534
518-828-6861
Warren (Ed) Dorsch, Deacon
St. John Vianney Parish
PO Box 184
Claverack, NY  12513-0184
518-851-7577
Rev. Suzette Turpin, Pastor
Second Baptist Church
Catskill, NY  12414
518-786-6123
Rev. Richard Turpin, Pastor
Catskill, NY 12414
518-786-6123