The East Midlands Operational Support Service (EMOpSS) officially went live with its new structure across the four participating East Midlands forces – Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire – from Tuesday 5th May. This means a new regional way of working, which has been developed over the past 18 months which will provide operational support functions on a collaborative basis.
You can follow our operational accounts on Twitter:
- @leicsRAPT – Leicestershire Roads & Armed Policing Team
- @leicsRPU – Leicestershire Roads Policing Unit
- @leicsRCT – Leicestershire Road Crime Team
- @EMOpSSCsupt – C/Supt Chris Haward – Head of East Midlands Operational Support Services.
At the recent Executive Group meeting I spent time with heads of department and directorates discussing our Organisational Healthcheck. This is an independent, consultant led review into the policies, practices and culture of mental health support in Leicestershire Police and Office of Police and Crime Commissioner.
There is clearly much to be done to help our staff feel supported which is why I signed the Time to Change Pledge in December 2014. We have also had a Time to Talk day where we held events at three different venues across the organisation and published the event on social media. The Blue Light Programme takes this forward as it is specifically designed around blue light services putting the priority in the workplace to support our staff.
We will also be supporting Mental Health Awareness Week next week, so look out for more information online.
Congratulations to our football team who gained automatic promotion this season finishing second in the Alliance League. Next season they will be playing in Division 3 of the Alliance Sunday Football League.
John Dalby from Euston Street is part of a band called Mr Chop, they will be playing a charity gig at The Shed on Yeoman Street, Leicester on Thursday 14th May to raise funds for Leicester Search and Rescue. Mr Chop will be headlining and on stage about 10pm. They are a 5-piece band, 4 of the members are Police officers and they play rock covers!