Publications

On and Off Duty


Black History Month – CPA remembers Britain’s First Black Police Officer
By Sergeant Tola Munro, CPA member from Avon & Somerset and former President of the National Black Police Association (NBPA)

Black police officers have played an important role in serving UK communities for almost 190 years, since the dawn of modern policing in 1829. The earliest known is Constable John Kent who policed Cumbria in the 1830s …
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Focus on Christian Police Association Northern Ireland (CPANI)
CPANI are such an amazing team. I have very vivid memories of a time of worship on the Giant’s Causeway
in April 2018 when CPANI hosted our CPA National Conference that year. Also, since taking up my role,
I have found it a real privilege to join the Holiday Bible Week that CPANI have held in August for many years.
Like many events HBW 2020 had to be cancelled. However, as we normally feature this superb time of
fellowship and reflection on Northern Ireland as part of our September issue, I felt that we should continue to remember all the excellent work that our family in CPANI carries out in support of the Mission and Vision of the CPA.

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Jim Green – Honorary Vice President and member of CPA for 70 years
It seems particularly appropriate that in the 1,070th issue of this magazine we celebrate Jim Green having been a member of CPA for 70 years!! Here is a summary of Jim’s life and career…

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Update on International Day of Prayer for the Emergency Services
Across the world, first responders and supporters came together in a day of prayer for the Emergency Services. The Wave of Prayer commenced at 0001 hours on 25th June by CPA members in the UK. In the early hours (UK time) our sisters and brothers in New Zealand, Australia and the United States held prayer events too.

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International Day of Prayer for the Emergency Services

Thursday 25th June 2020
Each year the Christian Police Association coordinates a National Day of Prayer for the Police. It has been very much on our heart at the CPA to extend this National Day of Prayer to an International Day of Prayer for the Emergency Services on 25th June this year.

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Pray 4 Your Police (P4YP)


Part of our vision is to see ‘an active and growing Branch of CPA in every Police Service in the UK’. Let us pray particularly where Forces have no active Branch, indicated in red and especially where there is no single point of contact (SPOC). Print, and pray every day!

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Paul said, ‘I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for … all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Saviour’ (1 Tim. 2:1-2)

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Jesus said, ‘Could you not keep watch for one hour?’ A one-hour guide to praying for the Police Service.

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The Christian Police Association is promoting an International Day of Prayer for the Emergency Services on 25th June 2020. Please see our Publications page for Prayer material and our Youtube channel “International Day of Prayer 2020” playlist for a variety of video clips from colleagues around the world.

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The Christian Police Association is promoting an International Day of Prayer for the Emergency Services on 25th June 2020. Please see our Publications page for Prayer material and our Youtube channel “International Day of Prayer 2020” playlist for a variety of video clips from colleagues around the world.

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Reports


It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our Annual Report for 2019 and to our new President! In my third year as Executive Director, it continues to be a privilege to support all those who give their energy and time to continue the Mission and Vision of the Christian Police Association. We remain true to the inspirational vision of Catherine Gurney, who founded the Christian Police Association in 1883, as we continue to be a national voice for Christians in Policing.

2018 was a period of change and growth. Our charity operates across the majority of Police Service areas across the United Kingdom and we continue to work closely with other locations to help set up further CPA branches. I trust this annual report will give you valuable insight into some of the work we do.

Lee Russell
Executive Director

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This document provides a step by step guide to help faith communities to engage with the police and to focus their passion for helping others in such a way to support the police and to find long term solutions. It is for neighbourhood police teams who feel they are fighting these challenges alone and struggling to find solutions and for faith groups who want to help but don’t know where to start.

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It was always the practice, in the early days of the Christian Police Association to hold the annual gathering at Exeter Hall in the Strand, London. Many well-known speakers were invited to participate, among them the famous Baptist preacher C. H. Spurgeon. He spoke to CPA on more than one occasion but his first visit was in 1890 when he gave as his title ‘Why should a policeman be a true Christian?’ As the Gurney family business was shorthand writing, it is hardly surprising that such talks were fully recorded and many appeared in the CPA magazine. The message that follows appeared in the On and Off Duty magazine for June 1890.

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