Protect the Protectors
Assaults on police officers are sadly commonplace. The latest welfare survey data from the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) suggests there were more than two million unarmed physical assaults on officers over a 12-month period, and a further 302,842 assaults using a deadly weapon during the same period.
To assault a police officer, prison officer, or other emergency service worker is to attack society itself and should never be accepted as 'part of the job'.
We have joined with PFEW and the Prison Officers' Association to campaign for:
- a change in legislation
- tougher sentences
- better training and access to equipment
- more accurate data on police assaults
- improved welfare support.