Due to the global pandemic, the coming months are going to be challenging for all of us, in many different ways, and I wanted to assure you that if you need us we will be there.
We will continue policing Lincolnshire with PRIDE – Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Empathy. We are a force that places our resources where they are needed most and we will continue to do this to ensure we protect people and prevent crime.
The response to COVID-19 is being led by our colleagues in the health services and they are doing a fantastic job. Our role as the police is to support them in any way we can. Along with other agencies, there are plans in place to deal with the impact of the virus on our communities.
We need your help with this. Please follow the advice from Public Health England and the NHS about the virus and make every effort to do what is says. Right now, everybody in Lincolnshire has been asked to stop non-essential contact and stay at home wherever possible. Your actions now can save lives.
Currently, all across the world, families are finding themselves in unusual and difficult circumstances. This is the same for our family - Lincolnshire Police.
Our staff are incredible, and they will continue to do their best for our County through these difficult times. Please remember they also have families, friends, worries and fears. They want to do the best they possibly can for you and we ask now, more than ever, that you help us to help you, by looking after yourselves and following national advice. Please treat everyone in the emergency services with the same respect and kindness that you would expect for your own family.
Remember: in an emergency, call us on 999.
For any other issues, either you can find the advice and guidance on our website (www.lincs.police.uk) or you can use 101. We will also continue to keep you updated on our social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
I hope you keep healthy and safe during this difficult time. Thank you for your support.
~ Chief Constable Bill Skelly
23 Mar 20 1:48 PM