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The Force has continued its pledge to the Armed Forces by signing the national covenant.
This means it recognises the value of serving personnel, veterans, Reserve Forces and military families and promises to ensure those that serve or have served, and their families will be treated fairly.
Chief Constable Nick Adderley, together with Chief Fire Officer Mark Jones and Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold re-signed the Covenant on Tuesday, January 31 at a tri-organisation event at Darby House in Wellingborough.
The signing ceremony was attended by veterans working within both Police and Fire as well as Army Cadets leaders.
Northamptonshire Police is proud to support the UK’s military community and first signed the Covenant back in 2017, pledging to treat service personnel and their families with fairness and respect. The force was later awarded the Armed Forces Covenant Silver Award in October 2022.
Written into law, the covenant states that Armed Forces personnel, veterans or their families will not be disadvantaged by their military life when accessing goods and services, compared to other citizens. It also recognises that in some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate, especially for the injured or bereaved.
Chief Constable Nick Adderley, who served in the Royal Navy for 10 years including the Falklands War, before becoming a police officer, is a staunch advocate of the immense transferable skills and abilities that people with military careers can bring to policing. He said: “Our force has had a long-standing relationship with the Armed Forces and re-signing the covenant shows out continued support to those who serve or have served and their families.
“As a former Royal Navy personnel, I know first hand the sacrifices and commitment of men and women and their families to risk their lives for the greater good.
“I am confident that we will continue to provide a level of service that seeks to support and develop people who come from the military.”
Pictured left (top left to right): Chief Constable Nick Adderley and Chief Fire Officer Mark Jones
Bottom left to right: Major Iain McDavid Executive Officer, 103 Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME )- Army Reserve Centre and Northampton Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold