Devon and Cornwall Police has signed the Armed Forces Covenant. The constabulary, which has a long history of supporting the Armed Forces, currently holds a silver award for the support offered to employees.
The covenant represents a promise by the force that those who serve, or have served, will always be treated fairly in the communities, economy and society they have protected with their lives.
It also includes active support of partners and families.
For Devon and Cornwall Police, signing the covenant means that there is support for employees as reservists or veterans. The support includes things such as allowing special leave to volunteer or offering help to those coming out of the military.
Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer, said: “I believe it is extremely important to offer support to those who have served or those who are currently in a role as a volunteer.
“While this is for them, it is important to understand what unique skills and benefits those who have served can bring to us as an organisation and the wider community.
“We must remember how much each person who has served sacrificed and by signing we pay our respect to that sacrifice.”