Police officers and staff face confrontation and aggression on a regular basis, particularly those serving in front line roles but being physically assaulted is not something we should accept as ‘part of the job’.
All assaults, regardless of severity have an impact of some kind, some more obvious than others. Consider the impact on the victim and their colleagues, on repeat victims, their families, and our profession. This goes for both physical and psychological issues.
We cannot overlook the fact that the impact of being assaulted is sometimes more damaging than the actual injury in an individual. We are all human beings with our own levels of physical and mental resilience. Our own experiences that help consciously and unconsciously form how we react. The factors to how we react to something are complex and sometimes take time to manifest or resolve.
Through Operation Hampshire we are committed to changing the culture in support of our officers and staff by considering the impact and reacting accordingly to the individual’s needs.
Join our webinar at midday (12pm) on Wednesday 3rd May 2023, to hear from the National Lead on wellbeing, former Chief Constable Andy Rhodes and the Operation Hampshire team who will demonstrate the newly updated PowerApp which will be available on the PDS solutions Catalogue.