90 days from today is Fri, 01 March 2024
Protect The Protectors is a multi-faceted campaign seeking to safeguard the physical and mental wellbeing of police officers. It aims to secure 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.
The British Transport Police Federation and the Prison Officers' Association (POA) have signed up to partner the Federation 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. This has since been increased to two years.