The CPA provides a visible framework for Christian Police Officers and staff from all denominations to join together in unity of spirit and purpose. We enjoy the freedom to meet together, to pray together and encourage each other from small local groups through to our annual National Conference.
There are other CPA events throughout the country during the year. This is an important witness of our faith.
The core of the CPA is the Local Branch. To find out more about your Local Branch click on the map on the Home Page.
Not all police areas have a branch but we can put you in touch with other Christians in the Service. Some of the larger Police Services, such as the Metropolitan Police in London, have more than one group.
Local Branches of the CPA are co-ordinated by the National Council. This provides the vision and drive for the CPA. Made up of Council members (our Trustees) and Branch Leaders, from across the country, the Council provides oversight and direction for the Association. Official links with equivalent Police groups from around the world is maintained by the International Christian Police Fellowship.
Matt Baggott is currently Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland but started his career in the Metropolitan Police then moving first to the West Midlands Police as Assistant Chief Constable then to Leicestershire Constabulary as Chief Constable.
Adrian Whiting is currently an Assistant Chief Constable with Dorset Police. He started his police service with the Metropolitan Police before moving to Hampshire Constabulary and then to Dorest.
Don Axcell during his 30 years service within the Metropolitan Police held a number of positions both locally and nationally within CPA. On retirement, he joined the Association full-time as Assistant Director and in January 2005 became the Executive Director.
Paul Bright is a retired police officer completing his service as an Inspector with Avon and Somerset Constabulary. He is also the former leader of the Avon and Somerset Branch of CPA and a former Chair of National Council.
Chair of National Council
Tony Gale is a Detective Constable with over twenty years service in Leicestershire Constabulary and he is also the leader of the Leicestershire Branch of CPA.
Vice Chair of National Council
Dudley Martin is a retired police officer. He served in the West Yorkshire in a variety of roles, including Road Policing and Family Laision. He was the leader of West Yorkshire Branch of CPA.
Jackie Gillen joined CPA as our Administrator in March 2011. She works part-time at our Bedford Headquarters.
Membership helps focus your faith, provides fellowship as a Christian in the police and increases the representation of the CPA as an officially recognised staff support group. Full membership is required for office holders within the CPA. In an age of increasing lawlessness, the police stand in the front line. All police officers and staff need the support of their community. We encourage Christians who have a desire to see the kingdom of God advanced in the Police Service to become an Associate Member.
HOW TO JOIN
There are two types of membership. A serving or pensioned member of the Police Service (officer or support staff) can apply for Full Membership. Any Christian who supports the vision of the CPA can become an Associate Member. For either type of membership you must first read and agree with the CPA Basis of Faith and the Purpose, Mission and Vision. Then, download a Full Membership Application Form, or an Associate Membership Application Form.
Your completed application form should be sent to your local Branch Leader. If there is not a branch leader in your area then we will be pleased to receive the application direct at CPA HQ.
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