The Law Enforcement Fellowship is comprised of Christian men and women from all areas of the law enforcement community. Among other reasons, we have joined together for three purposes:
To provide support and accountability to Christian officers in various departments;
To become more effective witnesses for Christ to those around us;
To learn how to disciple and train others to be better witnesses for Christ.
There is a strong common bond shared by those in law enforcement, especially those who are believers. We enjoy a camaraderie which cannot be imitated by anyone outside our distinctive occupation.
Because of this special rapport, we are often provided with opportunities to share our faith with colleagues considered “hard to reach” by others in the Christian community. Through the LEF we are further “banded together” to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with our peers and fellow workers. Through the discipleship process, LEF members teach others how to integrate Christ and Christian principles into their work, daily life and relationships.
Our God has given those of us in Law Enforcement a tremendous responsibility, but God also makes available to us a way that allows us to perform our duties without falling victim to the evil that we encounter. True Officer Survival involves having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, studying God’s word daily, praying without ceasing, and fellowshipping with other believers.
In the law enforcement profession we deal with forms of sin that most of society will never see, come in contact with, or need to face. We understand that this can discourage and harden our hearts to the point that we stop caring for others, especially those who are closest to us, our family, friends and loved ones.
Trying to deal with the negative side of the law enforcement experience in our own strength can lead to anger, isolation, frustration, confusion, resentment and even hatred. These problems manifest themselves in personnel complaints, marital problems, unhealthy relationships, substance abuse, and even suicide.
We believe that law enforcement work is a calling from God and that God speaks about the law enforcement officer in the Bible… “Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.” ~Romans 13:1~
Our meetings are a place where officers can come together in order to be encouraged, enriched and motivated to keep their eyes focused on Jesus Christ; a place where officers can be taught how to perform their duties in a manner consistent with the teachings of the Bible… a place where they can obtain that affirming love that is so needed in the Body of Christ, especially in the Law Enforcement community.
In addition to our regular meetings, we have annual get-togethers with our spouses and families; valentines dinner, Christmas celebrations, picnics, etc.