Episode 4: Dave Brewster
Having joined Metropolitan Police Service in 1992 and served operationally in many different roles, Dave is now seconded to the National Police Wellbeing Service (Oscar Kilo) as the national Operation Hampshire Co-ordinator.
In the most recent 12 months figures there were around 37,000 assaults on Police recorded in the UK, an increase of 20-25% on the previous year. Operation Hampshire is essential in informing a meaningful response to these incidents to ensure officers and staff are supported as victims of crime.
Op Hampshire is a project bringing improvements in our response to assaults on police officers and staff. It is based around a strategic themes including leadership, wellbeing, investigation, criminal justice and organisational learning. The model has been identified as good practice by the National Police Chiefs' Council and College of Policing and is supported by the Police Federation in England & Wales (PFEW) and UNISON.
As you’ll hear in this conversation with Alexis, Dave is passionate about, and absolutely believes, policing colleagues deserve the best levels of wellbeing support and victim care.