Christian Police Association in Norfolk joins forces
As the National Day of Prayer for the Police on Thursday approaches, the Branch Leader of the recently merged Norfolk and Suffolk Christian Police Associations is encouraging the Norfolk Christian community to pray for local police officers and staff.
This year the National Day of Prayer for Police is on Thursday, May 25.
PS Marie Reavey, the Branch Leader of the recently merged Norfolk and Suffolk Christian Police Association (CPA) said: “We would encourage you to pray for the police and specifically your local police.”
On April 21 Norfolk and Suffolk Christian Police Association officially merged and became one joint Staff Support Network in an attempt to provide better support to officers across both forces and become more efficient in their functioning.
At the joint meeting in March it was proposed that the core leadership team would include a Branch Leader, two Assistant Branch Leaders and a Prayer Co-ordinator. Following consultation with members this was unanimously agreed.
At the national Christian Police Association Conference, PS Marie Reavey officially became Branch Leader with DC Barry Teare and PC Claire Hamilton-Deane becoming Assistant Branch Leaders and PC Shane Hughes took on the role of Prayer Co-ordinator.
PS Marie Reavy said: “As we move forward as one branch we plan to have a change in how we run things with roaming bi-monthly prayer meetings and social events across each force area to try and provide better support and contact for those officers who work in areas where we don’t normally meet.”
The Christian Police Association aims to encourage and support Christians in the Police Service and help them to communicate in words and action the gospel to colleagues and the communities they serve.
Further prayer points for the National Day of Prayer for the Police include:
Safety whilst on duty
Success in bringing offenders to duty
Changes to Policing
You can meet representatives from Norfolk and Suffolk CPA as they exhibit at the annual Celebrate Norwich & Norfolk Christian festival inside the Forum atrium in Norwich on Saturday, June 10, 10am – 5pm. Click here to read more.
Photo (L-R): PS Marie Reavey, DC Barry Teare, PC Claire Hamilton-Deane, PC Shane Hughes