Protect The Protectors
Protect The Protectors is a multi-faceted campaign seeking to safeguard the physical and mental wellbeing of police officers. Our aims are tougher sentences for those who assault police officers and other emergency service workers, in addition to ensuring officers have the right protective tools and equipment and, in the case of police drivers, are not unfairly prosecuted when responding or pursuing in a police vehicle. British Transport Police Federation and the Prison Officers' Association (POA) have signed up to partner PFEW in the campaign.
The campaign includes a series of videos and written case studies with officers, giving first-hand accounts of being assaulted or subjected to prosecution and/or disciplinary proceedings following a police response drive.
Update: On 13 November 2018, a new law came into effect doubling the maximum sentence for assaults to police officers and other emergency service workers from six to 12 months - watch our timeline video of activity below, from MP Holly Lynch's first-hand experience of police assaults on 5 August 2016 during a ride along with PC Craig Gallant from West Yorkshire Police.