3rd September 2018
The latest police sick leave figures (HS 30/9/18) are unbelievable and equates to nearly 350 shifts lost per week.
With these sorts of numbers, you would have thought the penny might drop with the Government that VicPol has structural problems and should address those before victim blaming.
The problem predominantly is the organisation not the police members.
Selecting only the most suitable recruits will solve little if the structure of the organisation is flawed.
Teaching senior staff how to help staff is a bit off. Apart from the obvious question as to how they became senior staff without that basic of all management skills infers that VicPol wants to dodge the real cause, structural problems.
The Governments only answer is to recruit more police, when will real action be taken, when the lost shifts achieve 100,000?