James Friedman is the Managing Senior Police Chaplain and Reserve Police Officer for the New Baltimore Police Department. He also serves as Managing Police Chaplain for the Eastpointe Police Department, Saint Clair Shores Police Department and Roseville Police Department. He also serves as the chaplain for the Macomb Police Chief’s Association and the Macomb Criminal Justice Training Center and is a member of the Southeastern Police Chief’s Association. He is also a Police Commissioner with the Michigan Association of Police Chief’s (MAPC) Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MLEAC).
He is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Eastpointe and President of the 21st Century Chaplain’s Network.
He serves as a Program Director and Instructor for the Macomb Community College Criminal Justice Training Center teaching programs such as: Autism Awareness, Cultural Awareness, Sexual Harassment, Ethics and Stress Awareness. He also teaches for the Washtenaw College Corrections Officer Academy. Chaplain Friedman is also a graduate of the Macomb Police Reserve Academy and Public Service Chaplain Academy.
James Friedman holds several certifications in disciplines such as, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) (Peer and Group), Youth Mental Health First Aid, Adult and Law Enforcement Mental Health First Aid, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), Autism Awareness, Safety and Risk Management and ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate), he holds a degree in Criminal Justice.
James is passionate about our first responders mental health and excited to be part of the Front Line Rescue team.