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Commissioner visits 999 and 101 contact handlers as Protect gets underway.

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John Campion has helped to launch West Mercia Police’s 10 days of Protect.

The Commissioner visited the Operations Communications Centre this afternoon, as the police’s 24 hour tweetathon got underway, giving communities an insight into the volume and range of demand on the force. He also met with children supported by the New Hope Childrens’ Charity from Worcester, who were visiting the West Mercia Police Headquarters to get a behind the scenes look at policing.

The PCC, his Deputy and his Ambassadors will be involved in a host of other activity over the next 10 days right across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Telford & Wrekin in support of Protect.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said “Protect is designed to give communities more of an insight into the whole range and volume of police work. The work done by the 101 and 999 call handlers is a prime example of that. These people work very hard to try to give the best possible help to people when they need it most. The volume of work is huge and their work is often key in prioritising how police resources are used.”

“This is the sort of behind-the-scenes work Protect will be highlighting and I would urge our communities to take a closer look at the hard work, professionalism and range of skills that go keeping us safe every day.”

Follow the campaign on Twitter,  Facebook and Instragram (@WestMerciaPCC) using the hashtag: #OpProtect

Photos of the Commissioner, Deputy PCC’s and Community Ambassadors supporting the week will be uploaded to our Flickr album here.

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