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Police On the Scrap Heap – Blueprint for Reform In Managing Stress Disorders
Police who are psychologically injured on the job and who take their own lives should be included on the official police honour roll under a blueprint to reform systemic problems in the way post traumatic stress disorder is managed. The roadmap for reform includes a recommendation for limits on the use of covert surveillance by insurance companies that process claims for compensation from police with psychological injuries. It also calls for a cross-party parliamentary inquiry into the treatment of psychologically injured police. As highlighted by Fairfax Media, police with post traumatic stress disorder have complained they are often isolated by the NSW Police Force and face excessive covert surveillance by insurance companies who take up to four or five years to process their claims for compensation...