On behalf of Gwent Police Federation, I would like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
I think the last 12 months must have been among the most challenging any of us have experienced within the police service and we enter the festive season with new Covid rules and restrictions on their way.
But officers can look back on 2021 knowing that, despite everything thrown at them, they remained committed to the job they swore to do.
I know this is always a busy time of year for the police service but I do hope you get an opportunity to celebrate with family and friends at some stage over the festive season.
So once again, have a great Christmas and we’ll catch up again in the New Year.
Steve Thorpe, chair of Gwent Police Federation