31 July 2017

College mentions in the news

The College has appeared in the BBC and Mail on Sunday in response to increasing demand and stress on police.

Police officers signed off with stress in Wales doubles - BBC
Figures have been examined following an FOI of all four police forces in Wales.
Alex Marshall appeared on BBC Radio Wales this morning to say a culmination of cut backs, redeployment, assaults and other measures are increasing stress on the workforce.

Traditionally wellbeing has been seen as a 'nice to have' but we know there needs to be a big cultural shift where our staff know it's 'ok not to be okay.'
There is a website called Oscar Kilo which was set up so that officers and staff can get information to support them in what is becoming a more demanding job than ever before.

Are police buckling under pressure of increased 999 calls? - Mail on Sunday
College of Policing CEO Alex Marshall has said forces are seeing levels of demand which are usually reserved to times like New Year's Eve and Halloween.
He said the challenges being faced by officers include work on historical cases and redeployments.
It comes after the College was awarded £7.5m to develop a national service for police welfare to support officers and staff.

Cartoon cats are being used in police posters to cut down on crime - BBC
The new posters are aimed at being more memorable rather than scaring the public and the work has been done in conjunction with the College of Policing.

Review of Manchester attack will be chaired by the former head of the civil service, Lord Kerslake - BBC
The review will be supported by the College of Policing.

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