Steady increase in attacks over past five years
More people have been spitting at on-duty police officers since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
It's as there's been a steady increase in reported attacks on officers over the past five years, with a sharp rise over summer.
A statement from police says the main culprits are 'younger people'.
Superintendent Steve Maddocks says it's a horrible experience, even if there's no intent to physically harm an officer:
Meanwhile, an Onchan MHK has organised a public meeting in her constituency, alongside police to discuss any community concerns.
Julie Edge says it's an opportunity for people to raise any concerns about policing, with mental health issues a growing problem.
The meeting takes place at the Hub Community Centre in Onchan on 1 October from 7.30pm.
You can watch Ms Edge's full interview with Manx Radio's Alex Wotton below: