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Chaplain David Stikeleather is a native of Burke County and a graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible College. Chaplain Stikeleather has 28 years' experience in ministry and  17 years of full-time Law Enforcement experience, having retired from The Burke County Sheriff's Office in 2019. Chaplain Stikeleather also provided Chaplain ministry to the Henderson County Sheriff's Office. A resident of Caldwell County, Chaplain Stikeleather is a father to one son, Andrew, and is the Pastor of Christ United Baptist Church in Long View.


The Police Chaplain's primary task is to supply Spiritual and relational support for the Officers and Staff of the Department. This is done through relationship building. Regular devotional opportunities of prayer and scripture, personal counseling, and family support are the best tools to assist in building rapport.  The Chaplain is a liaison between the Department and Faith Community and assists in outreach and service in the community. Most of all, the Police Chaplain is a friend to the Officers and an ever-ready source of help and resources of well-being, both Spiritual and emotional.  

Chaplain Program

Chaplain David Stikeleather

Police Department: (828) 327-2343 | Fax: (828) 578-6703

Address: 2404 1st Ave SW | Hickory, NC 28602

Animal Control: (828) 327-2343

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