The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has commissioned a review to examine the current situation regarding the frequency and severity of assaults on police officers and police staff. The review intends to deliver recommendations to improve the safety of officers and staff when deployed on police duties. These recommendations should also increase the confidence officers and staff have in their own personal safety when conducting policing duties. The NPCC has engaged the College of Policing as a key stakeholder to help assess the views of those on the frontline and the available academic evidence for good practice.The views from the frontline will incorporate:
The College of Policing is delivering an online survey to all police officers and police staff across England and Wales. The survey will run for four weeks with data analysis taking place from 21st October. The College may undertake further activities to assess the views of those on the frontline.The College will also be performing an evidence review to assess existing good practice in terms of keeping police officers and police staff safe.