Responding to the news that the Police Covenant is to be enshrined in law, APCC Chair, Paddy Tipping PCC said:
“We welcome this announcement, in particular the focus on protection, health and wellbeing and support for families. Police officers, staff and volunteers do an outstanding job, day in day out, displaying bravery and making sacrifices in order to keep our communities safe.
“It is absolutely right that we recognise the contribution made by those working in the police service and a Police Covenant is an important way of doing that. Police and Crime Commissioners will continue to work closely with their Staff Associations and Trade Unions to ensure that serving and retired officers and staff, and their families, get the support they deserve.”