Founded in 1977 by a NYPD police officer, the organization has spread the gospel throughout the entire department.
In 1977 NYC Police Officer Gerald Francis surrendered himself to God by asking to forgive him of all his sins and asking Jesus Christ to come into his heart, making Jesus Christ Lord and Savior of his life. P.O. Gerald Francis followed the promptings of the Holy Spirit and began to bring other Christian officers together for a non-denominational fellowship. These fellowships led to the forming of Police Officers for Christ.
The organization was incorporated in the year of 1981. In the year 1982 the organization received official recognition as an "evangelical fraternal organization" by the New York City Housing Police Department and the New York City Transit Police Department. In the year of 1987 the organization changed from "Cops for Christ" to "Police Officers for Christ". In the year of 1988 the organization was formally accepted into the committee of police societies with the NYPD.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.