Every year hundreds of police officers in our region are assaulted while on duty. Some suffer serious injuries, others are left with mental scars.
Figures show that: In Hampshire in 2015 to 2016 - there were 993 assaults on police officers while on duty - a fifth of those were verbal assaults. While in Sussex there were 917 assaults on police officers.
Now, Sussex Police has launched a new plan to make sure that staff who are victims of violence get the same help as members of the public. Malcolm Shaw has more.