Scottish police take 200,000 sick days due to mental ill health
Police officers and staff suffering from psychological problems have taken almost 200,000 sick days over the last three years, new figures show.
The figures, released by Police Scotland to the Liberal Democrats under Freedom of Information laws, show officers struggling with mental ill health took 141,230 sick days between 2013 and 2016.
Over the same period there were 54,019 working days lost by civilian staff who cited psychological problems.
Liberal Democrat justice spokesman Liam McArthur MSP said the figures were evidence of a force that was “being stretched to breaking point”.
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