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Scottish Labour’s Mary Fee MSP has backed a new Scottish Police Federation campaign to highlight the challenges faced by police officers in our communities.
Mary Fee MSP has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament recognising the new Scottish Police Federation #itswhatwedo campaign. With over 16,500 members, the Scottish Police Federation is the largest organisation in Scotland that provides a voice for Police Scotland officers.
The campaign aims to highlight the multitude of different outcomes which face police officers when they attend to what, at first sight, appear to be routine call-outs.
Mary is calling of local people to think twice in how they act with police officers and think how their actions can affect the safety of the officers and the impact on their families.
Speaking from Renfrewshire based office, Mary said:
“This campaign tries to show people the dangers that officers face on a daily basis.
“Police officers have to make split second decisions, even life or death decisions, that have an impact upon themselves and the public whom they are there to help.
“The campaign highlights that each officer has a family. Police officers do an extraordinary job, placing themselves in harm’s way so that others don’t. They often deal with events and tragedies that others struggle to even imagine or comprehend.
“The tagline of #itswhatwedo is already being used by other police forces through the medium of social media and I would urge as many people as possible to go to the Scottish Police Federation’s website, watch the videos and just think, what they would do if in that situation.
“Every day police officers put their safety and lives on the line to protect us. It is only right we show our appreciation and back the ‘It’s What We Do’ campaign.
“People need to think twice about how they behave in their community and what consequences their actions could have on police officers and their loved ones’
“A career in the Police is not for everyone. That is why I have today lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament recognising the campaign by the Scottish Police Federation and congratulating the men and women of Police Scotland for their courage, determination and strength as they undertake their duties to keep Scotland and all of us safe.”