Several events have happened that continue to present a challenge for both the government and the public. While different in themselves, they will have consequences for years to come.
The decision that the UK will leave the European Union still has much uncertainty surrounding it. This may remain the case for some time. The string of terrorist attacks in the spring that left 35 people dead, including PC Keith Palmer of the Metropolitan Police Service, leaves no doubt that the threat from terrorism is very real. And the horrendous fire at Grenfell Tower reminds us that tragedy can strike at any time.
The constant through these and many other changes – whether they be political, economic, cultural or social – is policing.
The President, Gavin Thomas said,
“The Service’s ability to adapt, respond and manage amidst change, uncertainty and adversity is one of its great strengths and is something upon which its reputation is built.
“This extends to our Association. It has responded to the demands placed on it on every occasion; continuing to provide invaluable professional support to its membership whilst remaining a trusted, respected voice that influences and shapes policing for the public good.”
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