Let’s be having you... at force’s reunion!

Helpers at the reunion for retired Durham Constabulary officers and staff in 2011. They are from left: police member of staff Susan Archer, volunteer Grace Dickinson, police member of staff Helen Murphy and police member of staff Kate English.
Helpers at the reunion for retired Durham Constabulary officers and staff in 2011. They are from left: police member of staff Susan Archer, volunteer Grace Dickinson, police member of staff Helen Murphy and police member of staff Kate English.
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THE long arm of the law will be reaching out to make lots of embraces when a reunion of past and present police force staff is held next month.

Durham Constabulary is once again welcoming retired officers and staff from across Hartlepool and east Durham to a get-together which will take place at police headquarters in Durham City.

The date set for the annual event at Aykley Heads is Sunday, June 30.

Serving members of staff are also invited to attend for a chance to catch up with former acquaintances.

The aim of the reunion is to enable retired employees to renew old acquaintances and keep abreast of new developments in policing.

During the reunion, there will be displays by the force’s dog section and history society, among others, and entertainment from the Durham Constabulary band and choir.

The force’s Chief Constable Mike Barton urged as many retired and serving staff from the Hartlepool and East Durham area as possible to go along to the gathering to renew old ties.

He said: “This is an important event which helps us keep in touch with former colleagues who act as ambassadors for the force in local communities.”

Admission to the event, which takes place from 2pm to 5pm, is by ticket only.

Members of the National Association of Retired Police Officers (or their widows and widowers) should apply to Angie Crawford on (0191) 5180996, or by emailing angiechilton@yahoo.com.

Alternatively, contact Colin Appleby on (0191) 5846178, or send an email to appleby.colin@btinternet.com.