Police Commission Sets Up Welfare To Battle Mental Health

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By Citizen Digital

The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) has set up a welfare policy that caters to the mental and physical health of police officers in the line of duty.

In a press statement issued on Thursday, NPSC Vice-Chairperson Dr. Alice Otwala said the commission has a board in place which is going around the country to identify the affected officers and offer a solution for them.

“We have been looking at the welfare of police officers and have found many of them living with illnesses and disabilities, which they got in their course of duty,” Dr.Otwala said while addressing officers in Garissa.

Dr. Otwala further stated that the commission through their specialized team has resulted to make visits and speak to the affected officers on the ground at a personal level to understand them better.

“The commission has employed counselors who will offer psychosocial support to the police officers so that they would not have to go through a mental breakdown, “she added.

To ensure that no officer across the country is left out, the police boss hinted to working together with the Inspector General of Police.

“There will be a collaboration with the office of the Inspector General of Police to ensure that there are counselors in every police station to support officers who need help,” she noted.

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