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Police Officers (Health)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 11th December 2019.

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Photo of Jeremy Balfour Jeremy Balfour Conservative

We all agree that the police on our streets do a great job. However, the fact is that, against a backdrop of cuts, there have been rising levels of sick leave, with almost half of officers suffering from exhaustion and one in five experiencing insomnia. Will the cabinet secretary guarantee that police officers will be given the vital resources and support that they need?