British police officer admits to being a 'Jedi'

Officer says she thinks all cops "should be Jedis"


A police officer in Scotland has confessed to following the Jedi faith beloved of Star Wars film fans, respected policing analysis group Jane's reported Thursday.

Pam Fleming, a 45-year-old beat officer in Glasgow for Strathclyde Police, said that she thought all police officers "should be Jedis," when interviewed by Jane's Police Review.

"For me, it is not a joke," she said. "Being a Jedi is a way of life."

"I love the Star Wars films and the concept of being a Jedi, that the faith is not divisive."

Fleming said she knew of other Jedis in Strathclyde Police -- the force apparently has eight in total.

According to Britain's Office for National Statistics, a total of 390,000 people in England and Wales listed their religion as Jedi in the most recent census in 2001. Scotland has a reported 14,000 followers.

But it noted that this may have been largely due to an Internet campaign launched in the run-up to the census. Jedi followers are grouped under atheist.

Jedis are fictional creations from George Lucas’ popular Star Wars movies. They are an ancient monastic organization fighting for peace and justice, known for their observance of the Force. They specifically use the "Light Side" of the force and reject the "Dark Side" of the Force, as well as the Dark Side's adherents, the Sith.

Being a Jedi is a way of life

Pam Fleming