By Katie Feehan For Mailonline
Published: 14:05 GMT, 19 January 2021 | Updated: 14:05 GMT, 19 January 2021
The Met's police chief Dame Cressida Dick has said she is baffled that frontline police officers have not been prioritised for the Covid vaccine.
The commissioner revealed that three colleagues, none of whom were police officers, have died after contracting Covid-19, including a police community support officer last week.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Speaking on an LBC radio phone-in on Tuesday, she said she is 'baffled' as to why frontline officers are not closer to the front of the queue to receive the vaccine.
'In cohorts five to nine, you have people in what I might call my age groups and I am baffled really why, but obviously this is a decision that the Government's made so far on the basis of something called the JVCI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation), who are experts.
'But in many other countries, police officers and law enforcement colleagues are being prioritised and I want my officers to get the vaccination.'
Dame Cressida said there have been 97 incidents where someone has mentioned or threatened Covid before coughing at an officer, with 48 spitting attacks.
The Met's police chief Dame Cressida Dick has said she is 'baffled' that frontline police officers have not been prioritised for the Covid vaccine as