Fr James (Jim) Boland began police chaplaincy work in 1972 while assistant priest at Cabramatta. In 1974 he became chaplain to the Guild of St Christopher and in 1979 senior police chaplain for NSW Police. Between 1979 and 1985 he served in a part-time capacity and full-time from 1986 until his retirement in June 2008. Since 2008 Fr Jim has been a regional chaplain. He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 1993 for services to the community and to NSW Police.