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Sleep and fatigue interventions

Following the results of the first national police wellbeing survey in 2019, we have embarked upon a number of pieces of work to tackle fatigue as this was highlighted as a big area of concern for people.

The survey identified that 45% of police officers and 30% of police staff reported sleeping less than six hours per night very often or all of the time over the three months preceding the survey. People working shifts indicated more frequently experiencing poor sleep quality with 27% of police officers and 25% of police staff reporting disturbed sleep.

 

As a result, we are working with leading experts in the field and have begun to roll out a series of programmes and pilots to support officers and staff in this area including: