North Wales Police recognised with top award for supporting our Armed Forces

North Wales Police has received the Gold Award in recognition of our support for the Armed Forces through our Employee Recognition Scheme.

The force is among only  nine Welsh organisations this year to receive the accolade and one of 129 nationwide to be awarded Gold for supporting the Armed Forces by employing reservists and veterans, while encouraging others to do the same, and facilitating their need to train and fulfil their commitments to the services.

The news follows on from last year’s success when North Wales Police was awarded silver.

Chief Inspector Jeff Moses, who has served in the Army Reserve for 28 years, said; “The Gold Award further demonstrates our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, our employees and the wider commitment through establishing firm policies to show flexibility towards annual training and mobilisation commitments of reservists among our officers and staff.”

Armed forces veterans and serving reservists bring a great deal in terms of skills, life experience and positive mind-set to any organisation.”

“In North Wales Police we would always encourage forces veterans to apply to join us. For a number of years we have undertaken a lot of work in the background to support veterans involved in the Criminal Justice System and we work throughout the year with many other agencies to support the Armed Forces Covenant agenda in a variety of different ways.”

 “As part of our response to COVID-19, we continue to work closely with the Armed Forces and we maintain good links with our Armed Forces colleagues in the area and across Wales.”

The award presentation will be fixed at a later date.