Chaplaincy to the police was first noted in the early days of the police service, however it was not until the 1980s that chaplaincy began to grow rapidly. The National Association of Chaplains to the Police was formed in 1999 to bring together this group of chaplains. It has developed and grown to become the professional body representing police chaplains.
Working for the police has become increasingly complex and demanding. More than ever before, police work can affect someone’s physical and mental wellbeing, increasing their need for support and assistance to be able to cope with the challenges and demands of their role. Police chaplains aim to provide independent, sensitive, personal, and where appropriate, spiritual support to officers, staff and their families.
Chaplains are drawn from all faiths and offer their services both to ‘people of faith’ and ‘people of no faith.’ Chaplains won’t try to convert you!
In general, Chaplains will:
Chaplains are committed to: