Morale plummets as your job stress grows and pay dwindles

You have told us that your personal morale is continuing to drop, with the way you are treated being the biggest contributor. As demand continues to grow and impact on overstretched police forces, nearly two thirds (60.2%) of you who responded to our 2017 pay and morale survey said your personal morale was low – nearly 5% more than last year. A staggering 85% blamed it on the way police as a whole were treated.

Thank you to those of you who took the time to respond to the survey. The findings have been covered extensively by local and national media, enabling us to send a powerful message to the government and the public. The results will also be used as evidence in our 2018 submission to the Police Remuneration Review Body at the end of the year, as well as providing welfare information for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies (HMIC), the College of Policing, the Home Office, politicians and other stakeholders to open debate, contribute to consultations and reflect your views on a range of topics.

Our routine arming survey is now closed.

Thank you to those of you who took part in the routine arming survey. The findings will be published towards the end of this month. To find out more about the work we do to support those of you who carry firearms, please visit our national website.