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Hertfordshire Police Federation

Together we have achieved so much, says Chief Constable

15 June 2021

All officers and staff are to receive a letter of thanks from Chief Constable Charlie Hall and a commemorative coin in recognition of their work during the pandemic.

In addition, chief officers have also decided to pay everyone a one-off special payment of £100.

Geoff Bardell, chair of Hertfordshire Police Federation, has welcomed the Chief Constable’s commitment to showing people their efforts have been appreciated.

“I think this is a nice gesture from the Chief,” said Geoff, “Officers and staff have given their all over the last 15 months, remaining on the frontline to serve and protect their communities and putting their own health at risk while doing so.

“Many will say they were just doing their jobs but I am not sure that any of us really expected when we signed up to join the Force that we would be facing a pandemic and would have such a critical role in leading the nation’s response to this health crisis.”

In a message posted on the intranet, Mr Hall said: “In the space of a few weeks, our world flipped upside down and we all had to learn to think and work differently. The coin symbolises an unprecedented period in our Force’s history when the public looked to us to keep them safe and we did not leave them wanting. Whatever your role you should take pride in what you have achieved, together we have delivered so much.”

Referring to the one-off payment, he said: “Whilst not a life-changing amount, it is our heartfelt way of saying thank you for the sacrifices and difficult decisions you have made in support of our amazing organisation. This payment should go into your June wage.”

 

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