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Metropolitan Police (First Aid)

Volume 115: debated on Wednesday 29 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements are being made for future first aid training for police officers within the Metropolitan police area; and if he will make a statement.

I understand from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that all officers obtain the St. John Ambulance certificate during their initial training. Uniformed sergeants and constables then have a two-day course every three years until they have completed 22 years service. Officers working on some specialist duties receive additional training. There are no plans at present to extend this, but first-aid training is kept constantly under review.