Please see details of an open day for anyone who is interested in becoming a Police Chaplain on 23rd January 2018. The Chaplaincy will be Multi Faith and in line with model laid out by National Police Chaplains to the Police (NACP). The role will be a volunteer role. If you know anyone who would like to be a Police Chaplain or considered it in the past and would like to know more about volunteering for Bedfordshire Police as a Chaplain then please pass on the details below.
Mandy (Christian Police Association)
Chaplaincy Open Day
I am seeking to establish a multi-faith Chaplaincy Team to operate across the Bedfordshire force area.
The team will support all officers and staff, regardless of faith or belief, and be a resource to assist the force with operational matters, as well as engaging with communities.
Police Chaplaincy has grown across the country, and I am hoping that people will get involved across Bedfordshire. The role involves building up good relationships in particular assigned areas and demands someone who has the confidence to work alone, but who is mindful of wider responsibilities.
This is a volunteer position with an expectation that volunteer chaplains will be able to commit to two hours per week to their respective roles.
A summary of the responsibilities would be:
Personal, practical and spiritual care
• Supporting the police officers and staff of Bedfordshire.
• To be a resource where faith and operational issues interact.
• Provide a network of advice relating to moral, ethical and religious matters.
• To help build and facilitate links with communities and the police.
Response to Major/Critical Incidents
• To support personnel and assist with DVI (Disaster Victim Identification) and community recovery.
Chaplains will be locally assigned to a particular station or department, and agreed expenses will be reimbursed. Applicants will be subject to vetting, and references from an appropriate organisation who can vouch for your capability and suitability will be sought.
We are holding a Chaplaincy Open Day on Wednesday 23 January 2019 from 7pm to 9pm in the Lecture Theatre at Bedfordshire Police HQ, Woburn Road, Kempston MK43 9AX.
If you or someone you know, would like more information about being a volunteer chaplain, then please ask them to register their interest by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Police Sergeant 1237
Staff Officer to Garry Forsyth - Deputy Chief Constable
Force Headquarters, Woburn Road, Kempston
Bedford MK43 9AX
: Direct Dial: 01234 84(6983)
As you are probably aware, we support young and vulnerable people in town on Saturday nights / Sunday mornings, seeking to ensure that they remain safe. As part of this, we offer whatever is appropriate for the situation e.g. water, flip flops, foil blankets, first aid, and a listening ear. We may escort them to a taxi or phone friends/parents to ensure the safe return home of the person. We believe this to be a practical expression of God's love through us as Christians.
However, due to the antisocial hours of this work it is the case that there is a season in which volunteers are able to be involved and then they may need to take a break or step down. Recently, we have had occurrences of illness and other life events that have left us very depleted of active volunteers who can patrol regularly. This is where we need your help!
We look to local churches for our volunteers and wonder if you would be willing to have a short presentation during a service, giving us the opportunity to inform the congregation and reach people who may feel called to be involved with this outreach ministry.
Your support would be greatly appreciated, so please do get in touch with us if you are able to help us promote this much needed ministry.
Bedford Street Angels
Chairman Rebecca Bolt
Secretary Trevor Moisey 01234 262505
Volunteer Mentors Required
Are you passionate about young people?
Would you like to draw alongside a young person to make a positive impact to their life?
Can you give an hour a week?
Details are here: Youth Mentors