Police Officer’s Health (14082_17)
1) Please state the number of police officers on reduced pay due to long term mental health leave of more than 6 months as of 15.12.17 or the nearest data collection day.
2) Please state the number of police officers on no pay due to being on long term mental health leave of more than 12 months as of 15.12.17 or the nearest data collection day.
3) Please state the number of police officers dismissed due to unsatisfactory attendance due to mental health issues in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 calendar years.
4) Please provide a copy of your force¿s guidance for your HR and professional standards department in identifying and supporting officers with mental health issues.
Please find attached our response
Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.
The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.