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Stansted Airport latest business to sign up for Employer Supported Policing Scheme

Crime / Sat 3rd Feb 2024 at 07:33am

STANSTED Airport – Manchester Airport Group (MAG) are the latest business to sign-up to the national Employer Supported Policing Scheme.

At a presentation on Tuesday 16 January, Specials Supported Policing Coordinator Les Hawkins presented Manchester Airport Group’s Daniel Burford and Jane Long, our latest Partner on the Scheme, with their Certificate of Participation. 

By joining the Scheme, employers agree to allow their staff who are Special Constables paid time off to undertake their volunteer police duties in the community they serve. 

Essex Police’s lead for the scheme, Les Hawkins, said: “I’m delighted Manchester Airport Group have completed their Employer Supported Policing registration.

“Becoming a partner in ESP will allow them many benefits for their organisation including the transferable skills that come with our police training and by actively encouraging their current staff to volunteer in policing, they will feel the benefit of additional policing engagement at Stansted Airport.”

Jane Long, HR Director for MAG at Stansted said “Recognition came last week when I had the pleasure of joining our Community Engagement Manager, Daniel Burford to receive a certificate from Essex Police in recognition of our role in the Employer Supported Policing Scheme. As a participating employer in the scheme, we support any Special Constables, who work at London Stansted, to use their two days of volunteering to carry out their police duties.”

Benefits to the business community who sign up to the Employer Supported Policing Scheme include enhancing their profile and engagement within their local community and increased public confidence and reassurance due to more visible policing.

The Specials Supported Policing Coordinator added: “Our volunteer police officers are also referred to as Specials. They give up their free time to make a difference in the community that they live in.

“They wear the same uniform and have the same powers as our full time officers and we’d love for more people to join us.”

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