APCC response to the Emergency Workers Act
As the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act comes into force today (13 November) APCC Workforce Lead, Ron Hogg PCC said:
"No emergency service worker should have to put up with the constant threat of being assaulted when simply doing their job. Measures in this Act give police officers and the wider emergency services, who do so much to keep us safe, better protections when going about their vitally important work.
“The creation of a new aggravated offence will act as a powerful deterrent and send a clear message that attacks of this type are completely unacceptable.”