Coronavirus (COVID-19): international policing responses - part 1 - during lockdown

This review (part 1) considers international policing approaches and responses to policing the lockdown, up to the 7 May 2020.

Risk to Health

  • In some countries there have been challenges around police officers receiving consistent and coherent guidance about what Personal protective equipment (PPE) to wear in what situations, and having sufficient PPE to do their jobs safely
  • There are concerns about adverse mental as well as physical health impacts on police officers, who have reportedly been repeatedly exposed to trauma when called to homes where people have died from COVID-19



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