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Appeal for Norfolk churches to offer Alpha to Police 

The Christian Police Association is appealing to Norfolk churches to work with them to provide police officers with the opportunity to attend an Alpha course and to offer flexibility for shift patterns.

The Norfolk and Suffolk Christian Police Association (CPA) is appealing to Norfolk churches to help them offer police officers and staff the opportunity to undertake an Alpha course local to them which can work around their shift pattern. 

PS Marie Reavy (pictured), the Branch Leader of Norfolk and Suffolk CPA said: “Due to the number of sessions involved in an Alpha course and the issue of shift work, many officers and staff are unable to commit to a set day each week and are therefore unable to complete the Alpha course.”

Marie is asking churches within Norfolk and Suffolk whether they would be willing to partner with the CPA to solve this problem. Her idea is to link police officers and staff members up with Norfolk and Suffolk churches running normal Alpha courses. 

When the officer or staff member is unable to attend a weekly session due to their shift pattern, someone from the church would commit to meet with them at a time that is mutually agreeable so they don’t miss out.

Marie said: “It would be a great way to connect with your local officers and support them and it would help us raise our profile with the constabularies and help improve understanding and diversity.”

To enable Marie to advertise your Alpha course within the Norfolk police force over the coming months on their intranet, or if you have further questions, please contact her as soon as possible, by email at ChristianPoliceAssociation@norfolk.pnn.police.uk or on 07500125969.

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