Chief Constable thanks Team SWP and partners this Emergency Services Day
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The Chief Constable of South Wales Police has thanked police officers, staff and volunteers, and partners and has also paid tribute to those no longer with us as part of Emergency Services Day.
The force has also marked the day with a minute silence at 9.00am. Colleagues were invited to pay their respects to remember the more than 7,500 emergency services personnel killed in the line of duty in the last 200 years.
Chief Constable Jeremy Vaughan said:
“This Emergency Services Day I want to say thank you. Thank you to my team – Team SWP. Each and every police officer, member of staff and volunteer who work together day and night to keep South Wales safe.
“Thank you to our partners. The colleagues that we work with in the NHS, fire and rescue service, local authorities, and many other statutory and third sector agencies. No single service can pursue perpetrators, prevent harm, and protect vulnerable people – we achieve this by working together.
“I would also like to thank you – our communities. We have always appreciated how you have worked together with us but none more so than in the last 18 months. The empathy and understanding shown by the vast majority of you, for the difficult job done by those working on the frontline during the pandemic, has been just amazing.
“Emergency Services Day is an opportunity to reflect and to remember those who are no longer with us. The colleagues that we have lost in the line of duty and those that have simply been taken from us too soon. Thank you for your service.”
South Wales Police has seen a significant rise in demand following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.
In an emergency, if you or someone else is in immediate danger or a crime is in progress you must dial 999. However, if it is not an emergency South Wales Police are encouraging you to report it online. The control room is available via direct message on Facebook and Twitter and via reporting forms on the force website: https://www.south-wales.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/
Emergency Services Day, also known as 999 Day aims to acknowledge the essential work of emergency services workers across the country on September 9 each year. It starts at 9.00am on the ninth day of the ninth month with a national two-minute silence to mark the 7,000 plus UK emergency workers who to date have lost their lives in the line of duty.