Rachel | Bullying

I work in the police. I’ve experienced bullying and harassment from male police officers-some senior. They know they can get away with it because all of us are too scared to report it to psd. All the people who work in the professional standards team know everyone-they drink together, they hang out with them. So they are on their side. And they cover stuff up. So what happens is that people leave broken and unwell. They get hurt by people-who gaslight them and make them think that they are the problem. And everyone knows you can’t really report it. So it carries on and on. And the people who do it get promoted. And so it sends a message to everyone that they will get away with it. And so your only option is to leave.

Constabulary: Thames Valley Police

Timespan: Now

Did you report it to the police?: No

Your ethnicity: White British

Have you experienced suicidality due to this?: No

Are you disabled as defined under the Equality Act 2010?: No

Illustration by Danny Noble

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