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Avon & Somerset Police Federation

Avon and Somerset Police Federation Christmas and New Year Message

21 December 2023

Christmas and New Year are no holidays for many police officers. Many of you will be sacrificing your Christmas to be out there policing across our region and keeping all of us safe, at the expense of time at home with your loved ones. 

I want to reiterate our gratitude to you for your tireless commitment to the job. I would also like to thank your families, their continued support and sacrifice is what enables our Police Officers to continue doing their job during challenging times. 

Throughout 2023, your welfare has been a huge priority to us. And this festive season is no different. Christmas can be a tough time for some, so please reach out to colleagues, supervisors or the Federation if you need support. 

As we come to the end of another year, and I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of everybody at Avon and Somerset Police Federation to express our sincere thanks to you all for your hard work and dedication over 2023.

2024 looks set to continue to challenge policing - but with a General Election on the horizon, it also presents an opportunity to remind politicians, the public and the press about the reality of the job, the challenges we face and the great work that you do. 

On behalf of Avon and Somerset Police Federation, I would like to wish all Police Officers and our Policing Family a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2024.

Christmas is also a time when we remember colleagues we have lost and think of their families and friends. They remain very much in our thoughts.

For those of you working over the Christmas and New Year period, look after each other and be safe.