Police officers are known for being a very public profession.

But as we’ve been told countless times, if you’re not in a relationship, or are in an uncomfortable situation, it’s important to keep a secret.

So what do they have to say about their religious beliefs?

Here are some things you might not know.


Police officers have their own prayer book.

Policemen’s prayer pates.

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Police officers have several books on their desks, but the official prayer book has been held by the Metropolitan Police since 2015.

It is believed that the prayer book was first kept by an officer and then passed to another who then handed it to a private member of staff.2.

They’re not allowed to wear their uniform on duty.


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The Metropolitan Police’s uniform and its insignia is not allowed on duty and they have been known to wear a scarf over their uniform at work.3.

Officers are allowed to have their hands up while praying.

Pawel Sobol/PixApostle of Christ in Christ.

Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan police.

The majority of officers have been issued with a prayer pate which allows them to cover their hands in front of their face, with the exception of those in uniform.

However, this is not the only way that the uniform is worn.

They also wear a pate or a prayer cap in the presence of other officers.4.

The uniform is a symbol of authority.

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Pentagon photo via Wikimedia Commons.

A pate is a small black and white card that is worn by all police officers, and it is usually worn in lieu of their uniform.

It is a symbolic gesture, and is worn on occasions to signify that an officer is a ‘man of God’.5.

They don’t need to pray to work.


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Pardon me, my lord, as I am being forced to confess that my duty as a policeman does not come with a pâté, a prayer hat, or a bible in my pocket.

It does not, however, come with an excuse for not praying in front at the police station.

Sources: The Telegraph, ABC News, Reuters, Business Insider, The Daily Mail, The Wall Street Journal, Pew Research, PewGlobal, The Guardian, The New York Times, CNN, USA Today, AP, Huffington Post, The Washington Post, PBS NewsHour, BBC, Associated Press, CNN.com, BBC.com

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