With the significant reduction over recent years in the superintending ranks, members’ roles have become more complex and demanding.
The Association’s most recent resilience survey confirmed that:
To ensure the impact of this on the health and wellbeing of members is better understood, the Association has started a project to provide an accurate picture of the extent to which the Superintending ranks may be working excessive hours.
Association President Gavin Thomas and NPCC Chair Sara Thornton have this week jointly written to all Chief Constables asking forces for information on how they comply with Working Time Regulations (WTR) and seeking to identify good practice to develop improvements in this area.
As well as working hours, information on the amount of on-call and other factors that could impact on health and wellbeing will be analysed.
Branch and District Chairs and Secretaries have also received a copy of the letter.