Robert D. Thompson, Jr.

  • Administrator, State of Louisiana
  • Founder, Good Samaritan Ministries
  • Ordained Minister, Certified Police Chaplain, Certified Crisis Chaplain
  • Crisis Negotiator, Certified Acute Traumatic Stress Management Trainer


Bob Thompson is a twenty-six year law enforcement veteran currently serving as a State Police commissioned Captain. In this capacity, he acts as Police Administrator with the responsibility of overseeing police operations of a special state law enforcement division charged with homeland security related issues.

In his years of law enforcement, he has worked assignments covering street patrol, vice, narcotics, sex crimes, homicide, intelligence, S.W.A.T., dignitary protection, crisis/hostage negotiation and chaplaincy. He has worked two international Olympic games, one of which was the Atlanta Olympic Park bombing. He has worked several Presidential details, been a member of Federal task forces and worked during the largest natural disaster in American history, Hurricane Katrina. Needless to say, he has had an opportunity to experience the sad side of life throughout his career.

On a daily basis he has seen the heartache and loss caused by a suffering world. He has also seen an opportunity to share the love of God to a hurting world. It is not the hurt or loss that we feel that is the problem, but it is what we do with these feelings that can cause emotional trauma. As a veteran crisis responder, Bob has seen the destructive nature of such events on the human element both physical and emotional. His focus is on helping people return to normal following a traumatic event. He believes that a person can be an overcomer and live life to its fullest, the way God intended it to be lived. Bob conducts frequent workshops, lectures and presentations on emotional restoration.

As an ordained minister of the Lutheran Evangelical Protestant Church, he founded a ministry with the purpose of providing spiritual, physical and emotional assistance to those in need. As a certified pastoral counselor and police chaplain, he provides assistance to the law enforcement community as well as victims and caregivers of traumatic events.

He possesses a Bachelor Degree with a major in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration and a second major in Religious Studies from Western Illinois University. In addition, he has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisiana, Monroe. Also, he earned a graduate certificate from Liberty University and a two-year Bible school diploma from Liberty University's Bible Institute. He currently is a Ph.D. candidate of Concordia Theological Institute. He is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and a Board Certified Crisis Chaplain, AAETS.

Workshops, Presentations and Seminar Topics


This deals with teaching crisis response personnel how to intervene in those situations in order to help individuals that are victims or have suffered loss. The intended audience is for the lay person dealing with persons who have experienced an emotionally traumatic event.


This deals with creating a law enforcement chaplaincy program to benefit your agency. It explains basic requirements, goals and functions of the police chaplain.


This deals with faith-based crisis intervention in combination with traditional techniques. The purpose is to integrate faith-based with traditional crisis intervention to bring about total restoration of body, soul and spiritual healing in the aftermath of trauma.

Following is a list of organizations with whom Robert D. Thompson has interviewed, consulted or trained:

United States Marshal Service

United States Secret Service

International Olympic Security Team

Olympic Public Safety Command

Louisiana State Police Officers Association

North Delta Regional Law Enforcement Academy

Institute of Criminal Justice

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Johnny Robinson's Youth Fellowship

Johnny Robinson's Youth Ministries


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