Police Suicide

Police Suicide

Richard Armitage, the former Lead Chaplain for Wiltshire Police, has undertaken a significant study of police suicides. We are very happy to commend the fruits of his labours to you.

The publishers describe Richard's book as follows:

This text makes a primary and informed contribution to a subject that is under-researched in the UK — the suicide of those who work in the UK police service — by offering an analysis of UK case studies of officers and staff who have either completed suicide or experienced suicide ideation, and referring to the likely prime suicide precipitators in these situations. This analysis is followed by an examination of literature that discusses general and police-specific suicide. The text then examines intervention measures and support mechanisms that are currently offered to those working in the police service, as well as other measures that might be introduced in the future. Designed for criminal justice professionals and affected laypeople, including the families of those in the police service, Police Suicide is a crucial text for any who have an interest in the holistic and psychological welfare of police officers and staff.

If you are interested in ordering a copy, please use the link to the publisher's website in the button below.


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New Lead Chaplain for Staffs Police

Staffordshire Police will be licensing a new Lead Chaplain on 16th September this year. Revd Stephen Parker will be taking over from Darren McIndoe, who asks members to pray particularly for the service at which the Bishop of Stafford, Rt Rev Geoff Annas, will officiate. Members who have logged in will be able to view or download the service sheet in the members' area.

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Chaplain Honoured By Diocese

Chaplain Honoured By Diocese

Durham Constabulary's Lead Chaplain and Deputy National Police Chaplain, the Revd Adrian Gatrill, is to be made a Non-Residentiary Canon of Durham Cathedral.

The position is an honorary one and is offered to clergy who have made a significant contibtion to the life of the church within the diocese. The offer of a canonry was made to Adrian by the Bishop of Durham, the Rt Revd Paul Butler, "in recognition of your work as police chaplain."

Adrian became Durham's Lead Chaplain in 2011 after serving for nearly twenty-three years as a chaplain in the RAF. Of his appointment he said, "This is a huge honour and came as a complete surprise, especially as I've been in the Diocese of Durham for such a relatively short time. The biggest compliment is that police chaplaincy has been recognised as an important area of the church's ministry, and that is very gratifying."

The service at which Adrian will be installed as a Non-Residentiary Canon will take place in Durham Cathedral on Sunday 19 June at 3.30pm.

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