Wiltshire Police is strengthening links to the military to help veterans and their families find employment after leaving the forces.

An Armed Forces Covenant was signed this week by Chief Constable Kier Pritchard and Colonel Andrew Dawes.

The Covenant is a formal document that recognises the value that serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to policing.

Kier Pritchard said: "I'm proud to sign the Armed Forces Covenant.

"It is vital that the police and military services work together to keep people safe and build integrated communities.

"This will help to provide opportunities for servicing officers, their families and reservists."

Wiltshire Police’s Positive Action team already works with ex-military officers and spouses, but the new working relationship will enable the team to work closely with the Careers Transition Partnership, which matches military personnel with employers.