Praise for police from Office of the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (26 Aug 2015)

Police officers across West Yorkshire who help to keep communities safer and feeling safer have been praised by the Office of the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson.

Police officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) continue to play a vital role at the heart of the communities of West Yorkshire.

The Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Isabel Owen, said:

"The importance of Police Officers and PCSOs cannot and must not be underestimated.

"I know that some officers were rightly frustrated at claims that all they did was "spend time eating doughnuts" and I very much welcome the approach from the Leeds Inner East Neighbourhood Policing Team who gave a snapshot of everything that happened in just one day.

"The figures speak for themselves and show just how much work officers do. These figures represent just one city in West Yorkshire on one day - in that 24-hour period 750 incidents were reported with 67 arrests and 27 stop searches made by officers.

"Police officers put their lives on the line every day to serve the communities of West Yorkshire and their tireless work is very much valued by this office.

"The Police and Crime Commissioner regularly visits police stations and local Neighbourhood Policing Teams to offer support and to thank officers for everything they do on behalf of local communities.

"He will be visiting the Leeds Inner East Neighbourhood Policing Team shortly to again thank those who make a real difference to local communities."

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