Chief Constable Alex Marshall, College of Policing CEO, said: “The people who work in policing spend a lot of their time protecting and supporting people who are vulnerable.
"They often face dangerous and demanding situations so it is right to be proud of our police workforce and be concerned for their welfare."Officers and staff signed up to the College's membership already have access to coaching, mentoring and advice on development and wellbeing. "Earlier this year we were awarded £7.5m from the Police Transformation Fund to develop a national service for police welfare."Later this year the College will publish new guidance for forces to manage psychological stress for those working in high risk areas such as firearms, counter terrorism and child sexual exploitation. "We look forward to working with colleagues across the service towards national provision of a welfare service for officers and staff."