Pennsylvania State Police

Jack Crans was appointed as Chaplain of the Pennsylvania State Police in 2010 with specific responsibility for the Embreeville Barracks of Troop J. In this capacity he serves as a grief counselor, pastor and encouragement to all the troopers, command staff and their families. This position demands his availability and willingness to respond to urgent concerns related to issues within the department or related to the circumstances of tragedies that may occur throughout the region.

Chaplain Crans has been able to serve the entire Pennsylvania State Police on several occasions by sharing in the hosting of Pointman Leadership Institute’s “Principle Based Leadership Seminars”. Within the most recent months more than 380 command and line officers have graduated from Pointman Leadership Institute at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy at Hershey.

Jack says: I am deeply grateful for the exemplary support of the Administration and Command Staff and Troopers of this most excellent police force. We are also most fortunate to have Troy Hyman of Troop J as member of County Corrections Gospel Mission’s Board of Directors.