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Police Community Support Officers: Protective Clothing

Question for Home Office

UIN 30065, tabled on 16 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the personal protective equipment provided to police community support offices in protecting them from physical attack.

Answered on

24 March 2020

Police Community Support Officers play an important role in policing our communities. Any assaults on our police are completely unacceptable and they should have the most appropriate protection when facing the physical violence that is sometimes directed against them.

The Government’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory helps to develop and manage protective equipment standards, such as body armour, so that our police officers and staff are better protected.

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