Please be aware that we provide support and advice for police forces and other related stakeholders. Responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of police officers and staff remains with the Chief Officer at the relevant force.
Two guidance documents are available designed to ensure that, in the event of a death of a serving officer or member of staff, an effective process is in place to manage the impact with minimum distress to relatives and colleagues, and minimise disruption to the force.
These circulars also provide information on the available support groups and advise forces as to how they can support surviving family members:
In the boxes to the right you will find links to relevant documents. These include:
If you are looking for a specific document that is not hosted here, or you feel should be added, please contact the College of Policing
health and safety policy lead.
If you have any general queries about the information and content on this webpage, please contact
at the College of Policing.