Injury on duty schemes for officers in the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Prison Service

Injury awards are made to former police officers and prison officers for injuries sustained whilst on duty.  These are often referred to as Injury on Duty (IoD) awards and are made under two separate schemes – a Police Service for Northern Ireland (PSNI) scheme and the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) scheme for Prison Service officers.  These schemes are amongst the largest injury schemes within central government in Northern Ireland.

This report considers the key issues faced by the schemes and explores what action is being taken to mitigate them.