Staffordshire Police is one of a number of forces committed to supporting its employees who have served or serve in the armed forces, as well as members of the armed forces community within Staffordshire.
The idea behind the scheme is to ensure that the armed forces community are not unfairly disadvantaged because they or their family have served as a member of the armed forces. This includes supporting them with the start of a new career.
The covenant commits to supporting members of the Armed Forces in a number of ways, including:
Bespoke victim support for veterans and members affected by crime
Supporting local charities in diversionary activities for veterans
Delivering focused training for officers and staff around the requirements of Armed Forces colleagues
Ensuring members do not face disadvantages in the provision of public services.
In August 2022, Chief Constable Chris Noble signed the Armed Forces Covenant pledge at the force’s headquarters, promising to ensure those who serve or have served in the armed forces and their families, are treated fairly.
The Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) recognises support from organisations to the armed forces community. Staffordshire Police is proud to say we have been awarded with the Employer Recognition Bronze Award. This demonstrates our commitment to supporting our armed forces community by ensuring they are not unfairly disadvantaged by any part of the recruitment and selection process and during their employment within the force.