Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. An important time to celebrate the birth of Christ. A time to celebrate with family and friends.
It is also the time, of course, when officers and staff across the force give up time at home to protect the public. I never lose sight of the sacrifice you and your families make in this festive season and I thank you and your loved ones for this sacrifice.
The work of our diverse staff from other faiths who are willing to cover for those celebrating, is also never taken for granted.
Christmas can only be a peaceful time through the guardianship we provide.
The last few weeks, with the terrible terrorism attack in London, has reminded us all of the need to be vigilant at a time when so many people are out and about enjoying themselves in our towns and cities.
I know you have been doing this in our normal friendly style by engaging with the public we serve.
I’m also acutely aware that effort to keep the public safe is also a critical role for those who work in less visible roles. It takes all of us to...
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