“Ordinary people doing extraordinary things”: Force to highlight the role of response policing
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“Ordinary people doing extraordinary things every day”: that is how the force’s local policing superintendent has described response officers ahead of a week highlighting the important role they play.
Next week is Response Policing Week, a national event that highlights the vital role response policing officers play.
Superintendent Lee Kemp said: “Response officers really are the front line in policing, they are the ones who are first on scene when you dial 999.
“They don’t always investigate complex investigations so they don’t have the raised profile of other officers; however, they deal with people when they are at their most vulnerable and scared; they are the unsung heroes of policing.
“When they respond to incidents they don’t know what situation they are going into and therefore they are highly skilled in dealing with a range of challenging people and circumstances.
“We are also fully aware of the impact the job can have on have on response officers. They are ordinary people doing extraordinary things every day. The week is an opportunity for us to highlight what is available to officers to support their mental and physical wellbeing ands celebrate the excellent work they deliver for our communities.
Follow #WarksResponsePolicing to learn more about the week’s activities and response policing in general.