AN award has been given to West Yorkshire Police for its involvement with and support of the Armed Forces Covenant Partnership. 

At a national level the Armed Forces Covenant is an agreement between the armed forces community, the nation and the government. It encapsulates the moral obligation to those who serve, have served, their families and the bereaved.

The covenant’s twin underlying principles are that members of the armed forces community should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services; and that special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given the most, such as the injured or the bereaved. West Yorkshire Police is now a Silver award holder as part of the Partnership’s Employee Recognition Scheme which has been led on by Inspector Dan Watson.

Chief Constable John Robins said: “We are proud to have been awarded Silver status and I would like to thank Inspector Watson for the excellent work he has done in this area.

“West Yorkshire Police has been recognised as one of the UK’s top 50 inclusive employers and this award is another demonstration of our commitment to supporting colleagues, particularly those who have served in the Armed Forces.”