Coronavirus (COVID-19): international policing responses - part 2 - easing of lockdown

This review (part 2) considers international policing approaches and responses during the easing of lockdown (up to 15 June 2020) and future considerations.

Risk to Health

  • Police must deal with operational duties while protecting themselves against infection
  • Provision of adequate PPE to officers remains central - officers are not always provided with sufficient PPE
  • Officers have been assaulted and attacked by those purporting to have the virus and some have died of COVID-19. Officers have also been injured, some seriously, in both the Black Lives Matter and counter protests
  • Officers enforcing movement restrictions may have to deal with violent responses from the public
  • There are some examples of mental health support to Police Officers and Staff



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