27 October 2021
Derbyshire Police Federation members are being reminded that the Police Treatment Centres (PTC) amnesty will be finishing at the end of October, so they should take advantage before it is too late.
Over the past two months, officers have had the chance to subscribe to the charity and access treatment without having to wait the usual 12 months to qualify.
The amnesty also applies to PCSOs, Special Constables, as well as detention and custody officers. Derbyshire Police Federation chair Tony Wetton is now urging members to make the most of this rare opportunity.
He said: “You have just a few more days to take advantage of this fantastic offer. I’ve listened to members speaking about how brilliant support provided by the PTC is. And, while not everyone has had to use their services yet, it’s like the old saying goes, you never know when you might need them.
“Now more than ever, I recognise just how important it is for officers and staff to be looking after both their mental wellbeing and physical health. So I encourage all members to make the most of the support that is available to them and sign up to the PTC.”
The PTC is a registered charity, which offers treatment to both serving and retired police officers following an illness or injury. There are two centres, one in Harrogate, Yorkshire and the other in Auchterarder, Perthshire. A remote physiotherapy service is also offered.