Congratulations National Chaplain Jim Turner


After reading the previous post regarding the promotion of Chaplain Bill Ashbee, you may be wondering what Chaplain Jim Turner is up to after stepping away as RCMP "E" Division Chaplain Coordinator? As CPCA President, and on behalf of the CPCA Executive, I offer our friend and colleague Jim Turner heartfelt congratulations on becoming the first National Chaplain for the National Police Federation - the association that represents the RCMP. This new role will allow Jim to continue to provide care to frontline officers and support both those brave women and men, as well as having a positive impact on their families. In October 2021, at 75 years young, Jim resigned as the Chaplain Coordination for RCMP "E" Division and accepted this new appointment. I've been blessed to know Jim since 2015 when we met at my first CPCA - ATS in Peterborough and I've been a fan of Jim ever since. As a police officer I enjoy his wit and storytelling (a few fish tales), and as a police chaplain I appreciate the wisdom he has shared with me since 2015. When I think of someone I'd call upon to assist me with an unfamiliar chaplaincy issue, Jim is the first name that comes to my mind. In tribute to Jim, allow me to share some brief details regarding the decades he has served in police chaplaincy.


Jim was first introduced to police chaplaincy on May 23, 1982, when he went for a ride along with a member of the church he was pastoring in Vancouver. It was