15 December 2020
The head of operations support has thanked officers and staff for their hard work during 2020 and also shared her own memories of the things that made her smile in a tough and challenging year.
Temporary Chief Superintendent Tracy Lewis had responded to our request for a message to members for our December magazine.
But while her contribution missed our deadline – through our fault, not Tracy’s – we felt it was too good not to feature.
Tracy wrote: “What will you remember about 2020? No doubt every one of us will think about Covid and all its joys such as mask wearing, cancelled holidays, home schooling and queuing for toilet rolls. Some of us may think about personal worries such as health of loved ones or finances while others will reflect on what a tough time it’s been at work, changing shifts/duties regularly to help keep our service running or the real worry of becoming infected while out there in the community.
“But despite the negative memories that may come to mind, I know it’s still been a positive year full of things to feel proud of or to laugh about. So, what do I remember from 2020 that makes me feel proud or causes me to smile a little?”
Tracy’s list includes:
She explains: “These are just some of my memories but I know you will have many of your own. One thing’s for sure, 2020 will be a year none of us will ever forget. But with lots of fingers crossed, we are hopefully starting to turn a corner. Vaccinations are starting to roll out across the country, infection rates are dropping and yes, football fans have returned to the mighty Anfield, home of champions.
“So let’s look forward to 2021 with optimism, knowing that every one of us has played our part this year, still providing an excellent service to the Derbyshire public while combatting our own personal challenges and anxieties.
“Thank you all for everything you have done this year. The very best wishes to you and your loved ones for the festive season and the New Year.”