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‘Have a cry’ space for menopausal female officers introduced by police force

Nottinghamshire Police have said they will provide extra desk fans for staff going through the menopause (Picture: Getty)

A police force will open ‘crying rooms’ and provide extra desk fans for female officers and staff going through the menopause.

Nottinghamshire Police will also ensure menopausal women sit near doors and have better access to showers to help them cope with hot flushes.

The policy has been introduced after former Chief Constable Sue Fish, who retired last year, discovered women were leaving the force after suffering menopausal symptoms.

She said: ‘It was just a waste of talent. Bringing in a policy was absolutely the right thing to do.’

The policy was introduced earlier this month… Read the full story