Paul Lee, executive director of the 5,000 member Fellowship of Christian Police Officers, USA, spoke at the luncheon meeting of the Chattanooga Civitan Club.
Mr. Lee, a Chattanooga native, had almost 30 years of service as a police officer with the Chattanooga Police Department before he retired.
He now has eight years as a member of the Fellowship of Christian Police Officers.
Mr. Lee is now the leader of the organization that has 260 chapters in 49 states with its headquarters now being in Chattanooga.
He spoke of the difficulties and stresses common to police officers and the challenges that are faced in this most important job.
He told the Civitan members that his Christian faith-based organization has one mission and that is to teach Bible truths to its law enforcement members.
It includes federal, state and local law enforcement members aimed at positively affecting the lives of police officers and their families, and then to the community that they belong.
The non profit christian organization encourages and guides its members in over 260 chapters nationwide.
Mr. Lee received a "heart-felt applause" from the Civitan member at the conclusion of his speech.