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Police feel undervalued and underpaid, poll suggests

By DPF Admin30th August 2017August 6th, 2019Area Updates, Latest News, Northern Updates, Southern Updates

Morale is low among three in every five police officers, a survey by the body representing rank-and-file officers in England and Wales suggests.

The Police Federation poll showed the treatment of the service as a whole, pay and work-life balance were having the biggest impact on morale.


The proportion of officers planning to leave the service within two years was up from 11.8% last year to 12.3%.

The Home Office said policing offered competitive pay and a good pension.

The national survey, which a quarter of police officers responded to, showed almost three quarters (72%) were unhappy with their pay, the highest level since the survey began.

Meanwhile, the numbers suffering from low morale increased by 5% to 60% over the past year.

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