There seems to be lots of talk in policing at the moment about something called ‘wellbeing’.
I’m no expert, but these are my ten thoughts on the subject.
(1) It’s People, Stupid
- The fact that more of us are talking about the physical, emotional and psychological health of police officers and staff is a good thing. A very good thing.
- But it must never become just another management soundbite – another thing to measure and another box to tick
- This is about people – and it simply doesn’t get any more important than that.
(2) We need to understand policing better – operationally
- Put quite simply, this is one heck of a job.
- The things that become normal in this line of work would be entirely extraordinary in almost every other walk if life.
- Do we recognise and understand the inevitable wear and tear officers and staff experience over the course of a policing lifetime – and the consequences this can have for their physical and mental health?
- In particular, do we recognise and understand the cumulative consequences for...
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