More than 16,000 police officers have been injured on the job in New Zealand in the past eight years, Newshub reports. Police Association president Chris Cahill says “it shouldn’t be like that”. “Officers shouldn’t expect to be assaulted when they go to work, but at the moment the chances are you will be.” Now, the Police Association is renewing calls for officers to be armed to stay safe. “Unless we can turn the tide back on the supply of firearms to these criminals, unfortunately, that’s what’s going to have to happen. Officers have the right to have every tactical option available to them,” Cahill says.