We often regard the police as being the ones who are there to boss people around and arrest people.
However, there are many policemen and women, and Community Support Officers, who carry out a very caring role with the most vulnerable in society.
I’ve seen at first hand a police person who knows the names and the stories of the vulnerable, and who talks with them and tries to help them very sympathetically, involving other agencies where necessary. It takes great patience.
This Christmas we should be thankful to our caring police.