On & Off Duty

On & Off Duty is a CPA magazine that has been in publication since CPA was founded in 1883.
Please see our News page for the latest and previous editions.

Pray 4 Your Police (P4YP) and CPA

Paul said, ‘I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for … all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Saviour’ (1 Tim. 2:1-2)

Download our P4YP Tookit here or click the image.

Jesus said, ‘Could you not keep watch for one hour?’ A one-hour guide to praying for the Police Service.

Download our One Hour Prayer Guide here or click the image.

The Christian Police Association is promoting an International Day of Prayer for the Emergency Services on 27th June 2024. Please see our Prayer page for details.

Download our Poster here or click the image.

The Christian Police Association Banner Poster can be printed on A4 by selecting “Fit” in the print options.

Download our Poster here or click the image.


This is the 140th year of the Christian Police Association. Our ethos has not changed much in all of that time. We wish to Support, Encourage and Empower each other to be great allies and to bring our best selves to every challenge. Let us continue to S.E.E.

In the two years I have served CPA as Executive Director, I have been repeatedly amazed at the work God is doing continuously in the lives of everyone around us. Annual reports serve as a milestone and anopportunity to stop and look how far we have come…
Brian McCarthy
Executive Director

Download our Annual Report here or click the image.

This document provides a step by step guide to help faith communities to engage with the police and to focus their passion for helping others in such a way to support the police and to find long term solutions. It is for neighbourhood police teams who feel they are fighting these challenges alone and struggling to find solutions and for faith groups who want to help but don’t know where to start.

Download our Faith & Police Guide here or click the image.

It was always the practice, in the early days of the Christian Police Association to hold the annual gathering at Exeter Hall in the Strand, London. Many well-known speakers were invited to participate, among them the famous Baptist preacher C. H. Spurgeon. He spoke to CPA on more than one occasion but his first visit was in 1890 when he gave as his title ‘Why should a policeman be a true Christian?’ As the Gurney family business was shorthand writing, it is hardly surprising that such talks were fully recorded and many appeared in the CPA magazine. The message that follows appeared in the On and Off Duty magazine for June 1890.

Download our History of the CPA here or click the image.