New measures for police staff are welcome, says UNISON

Responding to the publication today (Wednesday) of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) report on officer and staff safety, UNISON national officer for police staff Ben Priestley said:

“It was vital that the interests of frontline police staff, such as police community support officers (PCSOs) and custody and detention officers, were properly covered in the review.

“Proposals to record assaults on police staff in the future are a welcome step.

“Many PCSOs have made clear their protective kit is inadequate, so a recommendation for each force to review the safety equipment it provides is a positive move.”