Last week was National Volunteers Week. On Tuesday evening I had the pleasure of attending the Volunteers in Policing Recognition and Awards evening at the King Power Stadium.
I thoroughly look forward to these award ceremonies; they allow all of us the opportunity to formally celebrate and acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the superb volunteers we have working with us. The innovation and commitment demonstrated was inspiring and humbling. To see Police Support Volunteers, Special Constables and cadets all together was fantastic. I know that the Lord Lieutenant and both High Sheriffs were hugely impressed.
On Sunday 31st May the police football spotters played the annual football match at the King Power Stadium against the stewards. For the 5th year running the Police side came out winners. This year the score was 5- 2.
The players from both sides and the supporters who came to watch raised over £800 toward the following charities; Leicester Hospitals Charity, Leicestershire Autistic Society, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, Leicester & Rutland Branch, Rainbows Hospice for Children & Young People and The Lord Mayor of Leicester’s Appeal .
Thank you to all involved.
Continuing on the subject of football, I was pleased to hear that King Power Stadium was ranked the 5th best away venue by Premier league fans, a fact due in no small part I’m sure to the quality of the policing operation that many officers have been involved in throughout the season.