SYP joins forces nationwide to celebrate officers in #ResponsePolicingWeek

Date published: 26 June 2023 06:00
Dated: 23 June 2023 14:08:37

SYP will join with police forces up and down the country this week to celebrate the hard work, dedication and bravery of those who respond to calls from the public and confront criminals day and night on the front line.

Starting today (Monday 26 June), Response Policing Week is an opportunity to highlight the difficult, demanding, and unpredictable work that Response officers and staff do to keep people safe.

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has worked with Oscar Kilo, the National Police Wellbeing Service (NPWS), the College of Policing and the Police Federation to deliver a range of initiatives, co-ordinated specifically to support, develop and recognise the role of Response officers.

South Yorkshire Police will be implementing many of these into our own efforts to mark the week and pay homage to Response teams across our four policing districts – Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.

Officers in Response teams never know what situations they’ll be faced with when they come into work each day. They have to be prepared to deal with a wide range of incidents, including complex and sometimes confrontational situations. No two days are the same, and officers in these roles come from many different backgrounds and work in a variety of environments. This week will seek to raise awareness of this important area of policing.

Chief Inspector Kevin Bradley – the force’s lead for Response policing – said: “This week sees us mark Response Policing Week 2023.

"Response policing is the foundation of all we do. It is without doubt, one of the most challenging roles within the organisation, and one which offers variety and excitement with no incident being the same.

"Around a third of our officers are employed in the role and along with other colleagues, help protect the public and keep our local communities safe providing a 24/7 service.

"This week gives us an opportunity to highlight the crucial role our response colleagues perform and pay our thanks for the tireless service they provide."

The week of action runs until Sunday (2 July). Keep an eye on South Yorkshire Police’s Facebook and Twitter channels to keep up to date with what is going on as part of it. The hashtag #ResponsePolicingWeek will be used to highlight these posts.

Graphic that reads 'Response Policing Week of Action, 26 June - 2 July' with the hashtag 'Response Policing Week' and an image of two female police officers with the College of Policing logo and the NPCC logo with 'college.police.uk' at the bottom
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