POA Circulars

10 | 04.02.2020

JOINT AGREEMENT ON OFFENCES AGAINST EMERGENCY WORKERS

In January 2020 a Joint Agreement on Offences Against Emergency Workers was agreed. The signatories to this Agreement include Phil Coppell HMPPS, NHS England, National Fire Chiefs Council, the National Police Chiefs Council and the CPS.

The POA welcome this joint agreement and we believe this will go a long way to protect members when a criminal activity takes place in a prison establishment. This Joint Agreement has been agreed following campaigning by the POA for a stronger response to violence against members.

STEVE GILLAN
General Secretary