Wishing you a happy Christmas and a peaceful 2015
I would just like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas. I appreciate many officers will be working over the festive period but hope that you still get the time to celebrate with your loved ones.
It has, as we are all aware, been a difficult year with the continued cuts putting us under pressure and changes to the police service bringing their own challenges. I would like to thank all of you for your efforts and hard work during 2014. Day in, day out, you have continued to provide communities with an excellent policing service despite the challenges you and the police service have been facing.
I don't intend to put a dampener on the festivities but would like to remind you of the security alert issued to police officers and to remind you to be vigilant, don't travel to work in your uniform and just be aware.
So, I will finish as I started by saying Happy Christmas and wishing you all a happy and peaceful 2015.