Home Secretary Priti Patel has launched a consultation on a new covenant to recognise the service and sacrifice of the police.
The Police Covenant will enshrine the rights of serving or former police personnel.
It is designed to enhance support and protection for officers, staff and their families.
The consultation, which will run for eight weeks, is being launched to seek views on implementing a Police Covenant in England and Wales.
It covers the themes of physical protection, health and wellbeing and support for families, as well as the scope and wording of the covenant.
You can take part in the consultation process by visiting this link – https://www.homeofficesurveys.homeoffice.gov.uk/s/NC12Z/
Please take part in the survey and mention IODPA when and where you can!
More information can be found here – https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/police-covenant-for-england-and-wales and the Government press release can be found here – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-launches-consultation-on-covenant-to-protect-police