‘Police Officers Hold Communities Together’

POLICE officers are the “glue that holds communities together”, former Olympian and World Champion athlete Kriss Akabusi told the PFEW Conference.

Now working as a motivational speaker, Kriss spoke to delegates about embracing change, and paid tribute to the difficult job officers do up and down the country.

He said: “When I open the newspapers, I read about the one or two people who do things wrong. I wonder how many times people acknowledge when you do things right. It must be tough for you all.”

“It must be tough to be in any officer’s position every day and only be mentioned when it goes wrong.

“The people in this room make material differences to people’s lives every day. Policing is about getting people across the line. Every day, you get people across those lines. You are the very best at what you do. I honour you.”

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