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Post incident support

This is a peer led programme of support for officers and staff who are subject to post incident procedure, IOPC or PSD investigation. This programme will train officers to support colleagues with demobilisation and remobilisation techniques, which allows them to reflect and return to work in a safe, controlled and appropriate manner.

Why we are offering it?

The post incident support programme has been developed, in conjunction with a specialist, third party supplier, to:

  • ensure the safety and wellbeing of the individual and that of the whole team, whilst returning them to operational duties in the shortest possible time
  • raise awareness and educate police personnel about the possible impact of critical incidents and thereby reduce the likelihood of traumatic long-term effects
  • support and help management and individuals at the time of an incident by providing a post incident support
  • normalise the emotional reactions of an individual to a critical incident by a process of demobilisation and defusing
  • reinforce confidence through a structured remobilisation and return to work programme
  • provide an on-going system of support for individuals and their families as appropriate
  • increase your awareness of the impact of being exposed to critical incidents
  • provide opportunities to develop appropriate skills and responses to support colleagues
  • understand when it is appropriate to refer to occupational health
  • help individuals protect their own mental health and wellbeing



Forces will be invited to attend the post incident support programme training or they can request to become involved. All forces undertaking this training must agree to provide a technical/instructor level officer in the role that the specific training course is focused on. To act as a specialist to focus on local knowledge and procedures of that force.


How do I access this course?

All police officers and staff who are involved, or likely to be involved in a post incident procedure or have responsibility for a member of staff who is involved in the post incident support procedure are eligible to take this training. 

These courses are arranged directly with forces who wish to adopt the Psychological and Trauma Risk Management programme. If you are interested in finding out more, then please contact us.