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Home Affairs Minister commends excellent police sickness record 28 March 2008

HOME Affairs Minister Martyn Quayle has praised the Isle of Man Constabulary for achieving an enviable record in terms of the low number of police officers and staff currently off sick.

In late 2004, the Constabulary came under significant media scrutiny in relation to the number of officers and staff absent with long term sickness when it was revealed that 18 officers and staff were absent under that category. Long term is counted when the sick leave extends for four weeks or more.

This week, the Constabulary has confirmed that just one member of staff, a police officer, is signed off with a long term sickness, which relates to a serious injury.

Mr Quayle commented:

‘I think it’s significant that the levels of the Constabulary’s long term sick leave have fallen so dramatically and are now at the lowest we have seen in a decade. I wish to commend officers, staff and management of the Isle of Man Constabulary for achieving this remarkable record and hope that it continues.’

Chief Constable Mike Langdon heads a force of 236 police officers, 55 support staff and 47 Special Constables.

He commented:

‘This improvement reflects great credit on the officers and staff of the Constabulary and the efforts both individually and from an organisational perspective that have gone into improving the position.’

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