DYFED-Powys Police Chief Constable Mark Collins and Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn, were grateful to be presented with 500 Bibles by Dewi Jones of The Gideons UK on Friday October 26.
This is the first time the force has been provided with free Bibles from Gideons UK, and they have been customised with the force crest and inside they’ve included the Police Prayer specifically for officers and staff.
The new Bibles will be made available in all rooms at the accommodation block of Dyfed-Powys Police HQ, and offered to new recruits.
Gideons UK is a non-denominational association and works together with educational establishments, the emergency services and the armed forces to distribute free Bibles. Perhaps best known for distributing Bibles in hotels, hospitals, prisons, colleges, universities, care homes and medical centres – they believe the Bible is a book for all people, for all time.
Inspector Stuart Bell, branch leader of the Dyfed-Powys Police Christian Police Association said: “Dyfed-Powys Police is a multi-faith organisation and it is important that the force offers support to officers and staff of all beliefs and faiths or none.
“Policing is a challenging environment and it is important that officers and staff have opportunities to seek spiritual support. Having copies of the Bible available provides the chance to experience the benefit of reading the Bible in a personal way, and we are very grateful to the Gideons.”