Rise in Scots police officers in counselling for traumatic stress issues
The number of Scots police officers receiving counselling for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has soared in recent years as officers seek help for “life-changing incidents” they experience in the line of duty. Police Scotland bosses now say a survey of wellbeing among officers will be carried out next year, but that it remains a priority. The cost of delivering trauma services to officers affected has also increased from less then £70,000 in 2016/17 to £114,000 two years later. The rise will come under the spotlight at today’s meeting of the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) board. A report states: “This is in line with trends seen in policing and is likely to increase further.
Doubling of police officers receiving trauma support
The number of Police Scotland officers receiving support for post-traumatic stress disorder has doubled in the last three years, it has emerged. A report being presented today to the force’s oversight body, the Scottish Police Authority, reveals there were 49 individuals receiving PTSD support in 2016/17.
Recorded Crime in Scotland, 2018-19
Scotland’s Chief Statistician has released the 2018-19 Recorded Crime in Scotland statistics.