Force offers support and advice on officer assaults

A new resource page has been launched by the Force as part of Operation Hampshire which centres on assaults on police officers and staff.

The  intranet page provides officers and staff with advice if they’ve been the victim of violence or a hate crime or are supporting a colleague who has.

Operation Hampshire aims to ensure officers who report assaults or hate abuse receive welfare support, and that culprits are identified and prosecuted wherever possible.

The resource page is on The Beat and can be accessed via the front page, through the Departments menu or by this link.

Gwent Police Federation chair Steve Thorpe welcomed the new resource.

“Violence and abuse towards police officers is never acceptable,” he said, “Police officers and their police staff colleagues shouldn’t have to face the threat of violence simply for doing their job.

“They need to know that when they are the victim of violence or abusive behaviour that the support, help, and advice is there for them, and that those who carry out such attacks will be brought to justice.

“This new resource is another key part of Operation Hampshire and will help ensure officers get the support they deserve – like any victim of crime would.”