States of Jersey Police (SoJP) signed the Armed Forces Covenant in a short ceremony at Police Headquarters.
A/DCO Wileman and a small group of ex-military members of SoJP welcomed HE The Lieutenant Governor, Colonel APL Dawes – Commander South West, the Home Affairs Minister and other key individuals for the event.
After the signing, A/DCO Wileman said: “By signing the Covenant the States of Jersey Police is making a commitment to service personnel that we take very seriously. We already benefit from the wealth of experience and skills that ex-service personnel provide, with a number of serving police officers and staff from an armed forces background.
“We also acknowledge that there is a large ex-forces community in Jersey, in fact it is believed to be a higher proportion of the population than in the UK, and we must do our bit to ensure that they are supported and treated with fairness and respect.”
Public and private sector organisations who sign the Covenant demonstrate their enduring commitment to recognise the vital role that service personnel (serving and former) and their families play in the service of the nation, the sacrifices that they make and the need for them to be treated fairly in all aspects of life.
Responsible for delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant in the South West, Regional Employer Engagement Director Rachael Brannagan said, “It’s fantastic that States of Jersey Police has joined the over 400 other organisations across the South West, that have pledged their support by adopting their own Armed Forces Covenants. It’s been a pleasure tailoring them to the individual businesses to make them relevant.”
To find out more about how organisations can benefit from pledging their support to the Armed Forces community, contact the Regional Employer Engagement Team, on 01823 250118 or email@example.com.
Over 4000 public and private sector organisations and companies have now signed the Covenant across the UK and Crown Dependencies and it is hoped that many more in Jersey will do the same. Further information is available at www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk