May the Farce be with you …


Eight of Scotland’s primary police department have listed their religion as Jedi.

Strathclyde Police said the officers and two of its civilian staff claimed to follow the faith, which features in the Star Wars movies.

The details were obtained in a Freedom of Information request by Jane’s Police Review.

Strathclyde was the only force in the UK to admit it had Jedi officers.

Apparently there are close to four hundred thousand Jedi in England and Wales. Scotland has fourteen thousand.



  1. #1 D. C. Sessions
    April 17, 2009

    And when I was in high school [1960s], my sophomore English teacher advised us that whenever he was required to fill out a form with a blank for “religion” he put in, “druid.” Eventually he hoped that marketing would start showing up for druids.

    I did it for years, and now know quite a few who use “Jedi” the same way.

  2. #2 Scott Simmons
    April 17, 2009

    So, what you’re saying is that there are devotees of the Force on the force, then.

    [Runs away.]

  3. #3 MikeMa
    April 17, 2009

    I did the same thing for years! Don’t remember why I started using druid. Stonehenge, contrariness or maybe I just like the sound of it.

  4. #4 Peter Nunn
    April 17, 2009

    I find this comforting!

  5. #5 Dunc
    April 17, 2009

    As a Scot, this makes me happy.

  6. #6 Spiv
    April 17, 2009

    Hey, it’s no more made up than any other religion. I can’t wait for the day it’s a checkbox on the census card.

  7. #7 jj
    April 17, 2009

    Sweet, just changed my religous views from TimeCube to Jedi (originally FSM) on Facebook