Cops getting counselling after colleague’s shooting

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 14:30

Psy­cho-so­cial sup­port is be­ing pro­vid­ed to the peers of the po­lice of­fi­cers who were in­volved in last night's shoot­ing in Bar­rack­pore.


Pres­i­dent of the Po­lice Ser­vice So­cial and Wel­fare As­so­ci­a­tion (PSS­WA), Gideon Dick­son, de­scribes the shoot­ing as un­for­tu­nate.

He says while the in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues to de­ter­mine the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the in­ci­dent, there is a need for both the vic­tim and the sus­pect to al­so re­ceive coun­selling.

“I know from an as­so­ci­a­tion per­spec­tive, we would have al­ready trig­gered a re­sponse, from our Cen­tral Com­mit­tee reps, who would have gone to vis­it both par­ties,” he con­firmed.

“We al­so would have trig­gered a re­sponse with re­spect to the So­cial Ser­vice arm of the Po­lice Ser­vice who al­so would be fol­low­ing up on the mat­ter, and giv­ing us feed­back. How­ev­er, we have not re­ceived that in­for­ma­tion as yet.”

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­to the in­ci­dent con­tin­ues.

Reporter: Bavita Gopaulchan