This week we’re supporting an initiative by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) to recognise and celebrate the work of response police officers.
A special emphasis during the Response Policing Wellbeing and Recognition week of action will be on wellbeing, and making officers aware of the resources available to them that can help to address important issues such as fatigue and resilience.
The NPCC has worked with Oscar Kilo, the National Police Wellbeing Service (NPWS), the College of Policing and the Police Federation, to deliver a range of wellbeing and resilience initiatives, co-ordinated specifically for response officers’ needs.
Officers in response teams never know what situations they’ll be faced with when they come into work each day. They have to be prepared to deal with a wide range of incidents, including complex and sometimes confrontational situations. No two days are the same, and officers in these roles come from many different backgrounds and work in a variety of environments.
This week will seek to raise awareness of this important area of policing.
Chief Constable Jeremy Vaughan said:
“Response officers are often the first on the scene when incidents occur and deal with a wide range of issues, including complex and sometimes confrontational situations. You do incredible things every single day to keep our communities safe and I am particularly proud of you and the service you deliver. “Let me be the first thank you for all you on behalf of the organisation and communities we serve. There will be many others expressing their gratitude during the week, and this gratitude is richly deserved.”
During this week we will be showcasing the work of some of our response officers, you can view this content on our social media channels using the hashtag #ResponsePolicing