17 April 2020

Response to Home Affairs Select Committee report into COVID-19 and policing

​Chief Constable Mike Cunningham, College of Policing CEO, said: “The top priority for the police is to keep people safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

"Today’s welcome report highlights the professionalism of officers and staff who have almost unprecedented responsibilities in very challenging and fast moving circumstances. Officers have hundreds of thousands of interactions with the public every day using guidance designed to protect the public, the NHS and themselves from harm, and in the vast majority of cases this is working well.

“The welfare of officers and staff remains a priority and the National Police Wellbeing Service is carrying out vital work to support forces and those on the frontline.

“National guidance for officers and staff is kept under review and officers will continue to work hard in the communities they are dedicated to protecting.”

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