Dyfed-Powys Police Chief Constable Mark Collins attended a ceremony hosted by the 106 Brigade on Wednesday February 20 in Dering Lines, Brecon, where he signed the Armed Forces Covenant as a commitment to support the armed forces community. It recognises the value serving personnel, both regular and reservists, veterans and military families contribute to the business and our country.

The Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment to those who proudly protect our nation with honour and courage. It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.

Chief Constable Mark Collins said: “I was proud to sign the covenant on behalf of Dyfed-Powys Police. Dyfed-Powys Police is an armed forces friendly organisation, and we have armed forces champions in the organisation. We have a moral obligation to members of the armed forces and their families, as they have given so much. They deserve our respect, support, and fair treatment. We have a reservist policy, and seek to support the employment of veterans and service spouses and partners. We also endeavour to offer a degree of flexibility in granting leave for service spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment. We believe it’s important to seek to support our employees who choose to be members of the reserve forces.”