The Master and Mistress Cutler from the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire have been given behind the scenes access to our headquarters, Operational Support Unit (OSU) and the force control room at Atlas Court to understand the work our officers do and the pressure they face on the frontline.
The Cutlers’ Company, who established in 1624, have for almost four hundred years sought to maintain the standards and quality of Sheffield manufactured cutlery and steel products and promoted the name of Sheffield.
The Cutlers, now advocates for education and charitable work across Sheffield, are big supporters of the emergency services and the work they do to protect the communities of South Yorkshire.
To understand and appreciate the work of policing, today, Thursday 29 August, Master Cutler Nicholas Cragg and his wife, Mistress Cutler Liz Cragg took the time to meet with Chief Constable Stephen Watson before heading over to meet the roads policing and armed officers at our Operational Support Unit.
Sergeant Brandon Brown escorted Master and Mistress Cutler around our operations complex where they were able to see specialised vehicles, the equipment carried by our firearms officers, alongside the super fast cars and pursuit and stopping tactics of our traffic officers.
Master Cutler Nicholas Cragg has met members of the senior command team on a few occasions but was pleased to meet the officers on our frontline.
He said: “It has been a fantastic opportunity to meet the people in the uniforms who are protecting our communities at the sharp end of policing.
“Their work is exemplary, we are honoured to meet them and thank them for their work.”
After visiting our OSU, Master and Mistress Cutler headed to our control room at Atlas Court to understand more about the way in which 999 and 101 calls are handled.
Chief Inspector Becs Horsfall and Communications Manager Ryan Swift provided a tour of the force control room and explained the different roles and systems used.
Master Cutler Nicholas said: “We are hugely impressed with Atlas Court and so appreciative of the work that all the staff do here.
“It has been a really interesting insight into a very busy and pressured part of the force.”
Superintendent Paul McCurry said: “It was a pleasure to show Master Cutler Nicholas and Mistress Culter Liz around our operational complex this morning.
“My teams work tirelessly to protect the communities of South Yorkshire and we are grateful for the Cutlers taking time out to come and meet the officers and listen to them showcase their work.
“We are humbled by their thanks, praise and appreciation.”
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