#FaithAndPoliceTogether Toolkit - 'Faith Communities Guide to Working with the Police' - download here.
Cinnamon Network - Police and Church Partnership Working - download here.
Cambridge Interfaith Programme - Effective Community Policing: Negotiating Changing Religious Identities - website
#FaithAndPoliceTogether PDF Leaflet - download here
Visit the Organisations page for links to several great organisations working across faith and police.
Quotes about #FaithAndPoliceTogether:
Paul Blakey MBE - founder Street Angels and Christian Nightlife Initiatives Network: "When we launched Street Angels in 2005 the local Police met with us and shared stories of community transformation and reduced crime through Christian based initiatives in various cities including Manchester, Liverpool and London. The Police were puzzled as to how this happened but they knew they wanted this for Halifax town centre on weekend evenings. Through a faith and police partnership we saw a reduction in violent crime in the town by 42% within 12 months. Since 2005 we have replicated and expanded the Street Angels model across the UK and overseas with similar results. I am 100% convinced that the faith community have something to offer the police community and the police community something to offer the faith community - the results: changed society and changed lives. This is why I had the vision for #FaithAndPoliceTogether - a collaboration and celebration of all that is achieved through partnership working. The work of all our organisations alone is amazing and helping transform a nation - together we can achieve even more!"
Gavin Calver, CEO Evangelical Alliance (in reference to the Toolkit): "There are many challenging issues that we are all facing that are best taken on in partnership. This is a great resource to help us make a difference that I hope the church will make full use of."
Lady Philippa Dannatt, Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk (at a #FaithAndPoliceTogether Conversation in Norwich): “I think this is a wonderful initiative. These issues affect us all and they are happening here in our city under our noses. Together we will make a difference and when we ask ‘what can I do?’ there is one thing that comes to mind. We are all here because we have faith and we can all pray for our Police force – they really need it as they are at the forefront of some of the most harrowing situations that anyone could ever meet. Let’s build relationships, let’s build ideas let’s work together but let us also take away a commitment to pray for our Police who do so much to keep us safe.”
Debra Green OBE - founder and CEO Redeeming Our Communities: "ROC has been working directly with and supporting the Police since 1998. We are delighted to be part of this network alongside other organisations who are addressing Policing priorities with a proven track record of success."
Paul Netherton Deputy Chief Constable Devon and Cornwall Police: "Faith and Police is a fantastic initiative aimed at addressing some of the most challenging issues within our society. It is clear that when we are dealing with some of the most difficult social problems, such as homelessness, isolation, addiction and subjects such as youth gangs and knife crime, a single organisation will not be successful. Faith and Police brings together the police service, with the faith community to galvanise people who can make a real difference in their local community."