The first institution in North-Rhine Westphalia: a recovery facility for traumatized police officers opened

Police officers from North Rhine-Westphalia, which were injured in the service of difficult or traumatized, can get better in the future, in a separate recovery facility. The police Foundation NRW, opened the house in Waldbröl (Oberbergischer circle), on Monday morning, together with the land Minister of the interior, Herbert Reul (CDU).

Because cops corners would have to use more and more once, waxes offered, the demand for care, said Reul.

Police officers want a place of relaxation

“From the colleagues of the desire for such a facility came many times,” said Diethelm Salomon, Chairman of the police Foundation, which supports injured officers. It is the first house of this kind in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Many of those Affected are in need of after the end of the regular psychological or medical care in the aftermath of stressful experiences, there is still time for recovery, said Salomon. “You can come at our expense with their families for one or two weeks here, in order to gain the necessary distance,” said Solomon. Among other things, the professional support and pastoral care would be offered.

The house offers space for up to four police officers and their families

In the art Nouveau style Villa was previously a guard of the local police and a Commissioner of the district police administration is housed. One and a half years it was rebuilt. Now the house offers space for up to four police officers and their families.