Christmas is a time for togetherness, and I hope that colleagues across the Service are preparing for precious time with family, friends and loved ones.
It’s a time for us to be thankful for family, community, health and happiness, but it can also be a poignant time of reflection, as we remember those who are no longer with us.
For some, Christmas is a difficult time, and in policing we’re privileged to see many great acts of generosity within communities, as people reach out to help those who may need support or companionship over the festive period.
For most, Christmas is a time for relaxing away from work, but for many in policing it remains a 24/7 vocation. The job goes on, with thousands of colleagues working across Christmas and into the New Year – either on duty or through on-call responsibilities.
I would like to extend my thanks to everyone working to keep our communities safe this Christmas. We are hugely grateful for the sacrifices they and their loved ones make for the benefit of others.
I hope for a safe and peaceful time for all and would like to wish the entire policing family a very Merry Christmas.
PSA President, Paul Griffiths