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Long Time Stress Related Sickness in Police Employees for 2017/18

Date of request: July 25, 2018
Reference: 962/18


I would like to request data on the number of police staff on long-term stress leave during the last year for which figures are available, as well as the total number of days they were on stress leave for, both broken down by staff category, if possible to include without incurring unreasonable cost or time effort for you.

Clarification received

On the 25th July you clarified that:

  1. Long term sick was defined as “28 days or longer.”
  2. That you wanted “a distinction between operational and non-operational staff if possible.”
  3. And the sickness code that was relevant was 1108 Stress


Please see our response in the table below, this is for the financial year 2017/2018.

Staff Group Headcount Non-Operational Head Count Operational Total Headcount
Police Officer 5 74 79
PCSO 0 9 9
Police Staff 26 29 55
Grand Total 31 112 143
Staff Group Absence Days: Non-Operational Absence Days: Operational Absence Days Total
Police Officer 229.00 5913.00 6142.00
PCSO 0.00 524.00 524.00
Police Staff 1219.00 1214.25 2433.25
Grand Total 1448.00 7651.25 9099.25
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