30 June 2023
Derbyshire has been celebrating the amazing courage and achievements of frontline officers as part of Response Policing Week.
Tony Wetton, chair of Derbyshire Police Federation, commented: “Every single day there are stories of response officers doing amazing things which highlight just how challenging, demanding, and unpredictable their job is.
"Those brave officers who enter quickly changing and often confusing and dangerous situations, never knowing quite what their shift will bring, are ready at a moment’s notice to do whatever is necessary to protect the public. That, to me, is true heroism and it is absolutely right that we celebrate them.”
He added: “This week is about recognising and celebrating their work and showing how vital they are to our mission to keep the public safe as they go about their daily lives.
"As well as being first on the scene of tragedy and suffering which would be unimaginable to most of us, response officers often deal with the very worst of humanity and regularly put themselves in dangerous situations. They not only bring offenders to justice, but also support victims in their hour of need and keep the cool head required to defuse very difficult situations.”
Derbyshire Police is joining other forces across the country to celebrate the hard work, dedication, and bravery of those who respond to calls from the public and confront criminals daily all week.
The College of Policing, working with Oskar Kilo, is running a series of webinars to help officers brush up their skills and training. They are also sharing resources on social media using the hashtag #ResponsePoliceWeek.