“The welfare of our officers and staff has never been more important” – PCC welcomes government review on wellbeing of police front line

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey David Munro has welcomed a Government review which has promised to prioritise the wellbeing and mental health of police officers and staff.

The ‘Front Line Review’ was launched today by Policing Minister Nick Hurd and the Police Federation at their headquarters in Leatherhead alongside a package of new measures which aims to transform the support given to police employees

You can read more about the Review and the Home Office plans here

Responding to the launch of the review, PCC David Munro said: “Our police officers and staff work around the clock to keep our communities safe and do an amazing job in often challenging and dangerous situations.

“We must never take this for granted so it is crucial our workforce are properly supported and their wellbeing is treated with the utmost importance.

“I believe Surrey Police and our colleagues across the country offer a good level of service but are under significant pressure with demand continuing to increase across a number of areas. At a time when police resources are being stretched to the limit, the welfare of our officers and staff has never been more important.

“That is why I welcome this Review and I am really pleased to see that it has listened to the views and experiences of those on the frontline which will shape how those health and wellbeing issues can be addressed.

“One of my key roles as PCC is to hold Surrey Police to account and I will ensure that going forward we take account of the proposals set out in this Review and continue to regularly monitor the measures in place to ensure the wellbeing of our workforce.

“However, I believe further sustained resources and a solid commitment from the Home Office to invest in the future of policing is required if forces are to properly deliver against those proposals.”

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