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Award for commitment to supporting members of Armed Forces community

We have been recognised with an award for our commitment to supporting members of the Armed Forces community.

The force is one of a select number of organisations to receive a silver award as part of the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme, and comes after we pledged our commitment to the Armed Forces by signing a national covenant in August last year.

Chief Superintendent Elliott Sharrard-Williams said: “I am both delighted and proud that we have been recognised for the support provided to those from a military background.

“Since we signed the Armed Forces Covenant last year, we have shown that we are truly committed to ensuring that serving or ex-military personnel are treated fairly.

“This important work will ensure that the force continues to benefit from the invaluable skills and experience that those with military service bring to policing.”

Staffordshire Police currently employs around 50 veterans or members of military families.

We provide an additional five days’ paid leave for reservists and cadet force adult volunteers. We also have supportive HR policies in place and a staff association – the Armed Forces Network – to support officers and staff who are veterans, reservists, cadet volunteers, as well as partners of those serving in the Armed Forces.

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