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John Campion is supporting West Mercia Police’s 10 days of Protect, taking part in a series of visits and activities designed to give communities an insight into policing.

The Commissioner, his Deputy Tracey Onslow and his four Community Ambassadors will be engaging with communities across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Telford and Wrekin during the 10 day event. This will include accompanying the police on Halloween patrols, conducting arrest warrants and working with partners in other emergency services.

The Commissioner will also be taking part in a 24-hour police tweetathon, which will give communities an insight into the volume and range of demand on the police.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said “ I have made it a priority as Commissioner to be amongst our officers and staff, instead of watching from afar. Since I was elected, I have been right around the force to further understand the full range and volume of work that the police do. It is staggering to see how much good work goes on by officers, staff and volunteers every day to keep us and our communities safe and that’s why this initiative is so important.”

“We often only get snapshots of the police’s work from the media, or what we see and hear in our own lives. Protect gives all our communities the chance to take a closer, more comprehensive look at what goes into policing every day. I have personally found it very reassuring to see the professionalism and breadth of police activity in West Mercia. I would encourage all our communities to take the opportunity to gain more of an insight into policing during the 10 days of Protect”.

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

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

Published: Friday 21st October 2016