“West Mercia Police’s workforce build safer communities, and it’s important that we recognise them for their hard work, dedication and professionalism. It was an honour to attend the awards, to recognise those who have dedicated their careers, or volunteered their own time, to helping and protecting others, and I would like to gratuitously thank them, on behalf of the communities we serve” PCC John Campion, attending West Mercia Police's Long Service and Good Conduct Awards this week.
The PCC has welcomed a HMICFRS report, which shows a continuous improvement in service for victims of domestic abuse.
Commissioner John Campion said “I promised to build secure and reassured communities in West Mercia, and the improvements in services for victims of domestic abuse, are a pleasing reflection of this. This is a complex issue and it’s vital that police have the resources and understanding to address it effectively. I have also invested in a number of services for victims of domestic abuse, as part of this promise.
It’s important that West Mercia officers and staff understand domestic abuse, and the specific needs of victims, doing all they can to pursue a positive outcome. West Mercia Police have made good progress in this area, but there is still much more that can be achieved. I will ensure the force continue to learn from best practice nationally in order to fully support victims, and ensure justice is delivered.”
If you have been a victim of domestic abuse, please find contact details for support services, commissioned by the PCC, across West Mercia. Please make sure that you also report it to the police.
West Mercia Women's Aid: Call 0800 980 3331 (Worcestershire), 0800 783 1359 (Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford) or visit westmerciawomensaid.org