19 March 2020
#Covid19: A message to Leicestershire Police officers from our Chairman Dave Stokes.
Covid-19... "Everything that is being considered, places police officer welfare of paramount importance."
A message to Leicestershire Police officers from our Chairman Dave Stokes.
I understand that we are in unprecedented times. Each and every officer has different family circumstances. For some, the schools closing tomorrow will have a huge impact.
I want to assure you, that Jon Carter-Lang as our Secretary, has been part of Force Gold communications and I have been part of contingency plans.
Everything that is being considered, places officer welfare of paramount importance. Our DCC Rob Nixon spoke to me this morning and that was his message.
As always, as your Chair my phone number is on the force system and I welcome any calls if you have any specific concerns. Likewise, our Federation Reps are there to support you.
I've seen a clear feeling of “coming together and working through this as team Leicestershire” which is heartwarming.
I am stocking the Leicestershire Police Federation welfare van with safety equipment, such as handgel, gloves and masks. We will also ensure the cleaning process includes bacterial cleansing.
Kind regards and stay safe
Chair Leicestershire Police Federation