The Christian Police Association was formed in 1883 by Catherine Gurney OBE, who also helped set up police convalescent homes and orphanages around the UK.

It aims to encourage and support Christian police officers and staff in their work and witness. It does not seek to be a substitute for a church or a staff association, but to complement them.

There are branches in the majority of police forces throughout the UK, and there are links with similar Christian Police fellowships around the world. The CPA is a registered charity and relies on voluntary giving. We are open to all ranks and staff grades, and are well represented at each level.

The CPA has a defined Purpose, Mission and Vision with strategies to reach these goals.

A National Council of CPA meets quarterly to develop these strategies. Our Leicestershire branch:

Check out our website at to find out more.

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