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Almost one assault on Guernsey police every week

A report by the new Bailiwick Law Enforcement chief has found that last year 46 officers were assaulted while carrying out their duty. Credit: States of Guernsey Police

Guernsey's Head of Law Enforcement says the rise of assaults on police is "unacceptable".

A report by the new Bailiwick Law Enforcement Chief has found that last year 46 officers were assaulted while carrying out their duty.

Now, the force is looking into extra training which will help its officers cope better with the threat of violence.

  • WATCH: Interview with Ruari Hardy Head of Law Enforcement, Guernsey.

Officers should not have to view being assaulted as a routine part of their job. I condemn in the strongest possible terms people who think attacking my officers is acceptable. It is not.

In line with the UK, we are undertaking a review of officer safety and will seek to wherever possible prosecute those who threaten or use force against Law Enforcement personnel.

– Ruari Hardy, New Head of Law Enforcement