The new President of the Police Welfare Association(PWA), Travic Chicot, has said that health care for police officers is one of the issues that the organisation intends to tackle ‘head on.’
Chicot told a news conference this morning that the PWA will seek to establish a designated location at both government owned health care institutions for police officers who are ill or have to be admitted.
He said the association will address the matter of police officers having to pay up front at health care institutions.
In addition, Chicot said the PWA will look into insurance coverage issues regarding police motorcyclists and police drivers having to pay for damage incurred in the case of accidents.
“We will look at an allowance for motorcyclists as they have to go on a daily basis performing a task that is quite dangerous
He also stated that the association will address the matter of long serving members leaving the force without adequate benefits.
The PWA President told today’s news conference that his organisation will fight for’quality’working conditions for officers.