Charles Ferrara spent 16 years
on the New York Police Department, retiring as a Lieutenant. On his career, Charles Ferrara said, “with
the exception of my academy training and my last year as the Personnel Lieutenant with the Patrol Borough Manhattan South
Command, all of my service time was as a street cop in high crime areas of the city.” For the last
15 years, Charles Ferrara has been a police chaplain. He authored the book Beyond the Badge:
A Spiritual Guide for Cops and their Families.
According to James V. Heidinger II, of Good News, “"The demands made
upon an officer of the law are enormous. As a former cop and police chaplain, Chuck Ferrara understands that. He knows that
to be successful, officers need something beyond the badge.”
One reader of Beyond the
Badge: A Spiritual Guide for Cops and their Families said, “This book is a must have for every household.
Regardless if there is a police officer in the family or not, this is a spiritual guide that can help anyone. The book holds
many keys to a fulfilling relationship with God, your spouse and others. The topics are intriguing, and offer insight into
leading a life on the right path.”