Right from the early days of the police service, it was realised that much of police work, by its very nature, is stressful and can be de-humanising. In those early days local clergy did what they could to support staff and help keep a balanced perspective of life.

Working in today’s police service is increasingly challenging, but now there is a greater awareness of the effects of prolonged  exposure to stressful situations. It is recognised that, more than ever, at times individuals may need some help to be able to keep things in perspective. It is recognised, too, that everybody is a complete person: body, mind and spirit. Police work can affect us, our physical and mental well-being, as well as, perhaps, our own deeply held standards and beliefs.

As part of this holistic care, chaplains work alongside the other supporting agencies who work within the force structures.

The basic role of the chaplain is to care: to care for the individuals within each force and to care for the organisation itself. Chaplains are in a unique position because they are not part of the structure, nor are they required to report in detail what they do. Their work is totally confidential.

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How do I become a chaplain?

How do I become a chaplain?

If you are interested in becoming a police chaplain you should contact your local force chaplaincy here and pursue this through your own faith communi...

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Why do we need chaplains?

Why do we need chaplains?

Right from the early days of the police service, it was realised that much of police work, by its very nature, is stressful and can be de-humanising. ...

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How do chaplains operate?

How do chaplains operate?

They drop in, on a regular basis, around shift change time or other times when staff are available. In this way, they become a familiar friend....

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What do chaplains do?

What do chaplains do?

They make themselves available to people who need someone to talk to someone in confidence. By their on-going presence, they become aware of the st...

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Who are the chaplains?

Who are the chaplains?

Although chaplains are drawn from all faith communities, they are very aware that members of staff may be of a different faith or none. The chaplain’s...

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Police Chaplaincy UK is a registered Charity, number 1190186.

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