The University of York has worked with North Yorkshire Police over the past five years in the delivery of a course to meet the needs of their staff in custody areas within police stations.
This course was delivered to all levels of custody staff who receive an update on a yearly basis.
Individuals are received into custody areas and at times have a range of general health and mental ill health issues. This course addresses these issues and enables police staff to support and care for those in custody.
Key elements of the course:
This course is now accredited by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), forming level 3 in their suite of first aid and health courses.
This utilises the University's expertise in both first aid and health to assist the Police in achieving their service targets.