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Number Of Police Officers On Sick Rising In South Yorkshire

Monday November 18 2013

THE number of police officers in the region off sick with anxiety, depression and stress is rising.

Last year saw the figure rise, with 155 officers taking time off with mental health pressures - 95 for stress, 27 with depression and 33 for anxiety.

In 2011 a total of 135 officers took time off for the same reasons - and in 2010 the number stood at 115.

The Police Federation claimed the pressure of increased workloads, in the face of budget cuts, was taking its toll.

"Certainly it's very worrying," said Steve Williams, the Police Federation's chairman. "While the service is not at breaking point officers are really feeling the pinch, and the figures reveal the seriousness of what is happening on the ground.

"We need to take stock of that. They're being pushed from pillar to post. The public has the right to expect a quality service, but officers are being overstretched.

"It's a sad reflection on the current situation in policing in this country. The cuts are having an effect."

What do you think to this? Have your say below.

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Reply Posted by Ackerman on Monday November 18 2013 at 17:03
Dont surprise me one bit. If they not suing because they tripped over a pavement they selling drugs

Reply Posted by spike wilson on Monday November 18 2013 at 18:06
Not surprised. The reason is they are being asked to do a days work and they are not used to it.

Reply Posted by Purple Haze on Monday November 18 2013 at 18:29
Usual comments slating the Police for doing a very busy, complex job that most who comment on here could not do. Firstly because they cannot write or read much and therefore could not do the paperwork. Secondly because they cannot talk to people without swearing. Thirdly because they do not have the educational level to join or the fitness level nor could they understand the 2 years of training nor could they actually hold down any job nevermind one with responsibility. Easy to slag people off but even easier to live off the state or to just go to any old job for a wage without any social responsibility.

Reply Posted by trez on Friday November 22 2013 at 21:02
Shut up

Reply Posted by not them again on Monday November 18 2013 at 18:33
oh god purple in a DAZE..such boring comments

Reply Posted by John on Monday November 18 2013 at 19:30
Typical idiot comments.
You should all try to do the job.
Dealing with scum, death and misery every day.
Grow up all of you. !!!!!!!!

Reply Posted by Katie on Wednesday November 20 2013 at 09:49
On the sick? Snigger snigger. I bet they still manage to post on Facebook, As for fitness. I know one in SYP and I would class him as clinically obese.

Reply Posted by g on Friday November 22 2013 at 20:16
stress anxiety depression welcome to real world more like some have guilty pasts to hide

Reply Posted by blue on Friday November 22 2013 at 21:04
Makes me laugh if u cnt cope eith the job dont do it simple, if there wages got stopped u can bet they wud b bk at work

ipso Regulated