Thames Valley Police (‘TVP’) lead the way in how Injury on Duty reviews should be carried out and if they do indeed, follow the process as described by their National Association of Retired Police Officers Secretary (‘NARPO’), they should be applauded and praised.
We are extremely pleased to read this publication from TVP’s NARPO Secretary. NARPO and the Federation have been involved from the outset and it appears that Reg 37(1) reviews will be conducted in exactly the way we have been campaigning for.
TVP IOD pensioners have been well represented by both organisations and we thank them wholeheartedly.
IODPA have never had a problem with reviews being held as long as they are conducted fairly, compassionately and in accordance with the Regulations and all relevant caselaw.
We are delighted that it seems that TVP are going to do just that.
Thames Valley NARPO have released a circulation explaining how the process will be carried out, how the procedure was agreed following consultation with NARPO, the Police Federation and the Force administration.
Here is the relevant section of the NARPO newsletter –
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We commend the approach by Chief Constable Habgood (pictured above) and his team for showing the way the review process should be carried out. We are forever hopeful that other reviewing forces will take note.
If anyone is concerned at any impending reviews, please contact us at using our contact form above where we will be able to support and assist.