Recently I met with local police at Killingbeck Police Station to discuss their work and the challenges they face here in East Leeds. I then went out on patrol with PC Bob Mortimer and PC Wayne Johnson in Seacroft and in Gipton.
It was great to see for myself the important work that they do. Many people think that the job of the police is solely arresting people. It's far more than that and it was great to see challenging situations dealt with so effectively.
I was very impressed with PC Mortimer and PC Johnson and it was good to get the chance to, on behalf of the people here in East Leeds, say, "thank you" for all the work they do, often in very difficult circumstances, in our area.