A report has revealed low levels of morale among Cumbrian police officers with two thirds saying they wouldn’t recommend joining the force.
There were 487 Cumbrian police officers who responded to the survey by the Police Federation which is about 44 per cent of the force.
Among its findings were:
- 85% Do not feel fairly paid for the stresses and strains their job
- 67% Dissatisfied with total remuneration 66.8%
- 62% felt that they were worse off financially compared to five years ago.
- 85% felt that morale within the Cumbria force is currently low.
- Reasons ranged from pay and benefits (66%) to treatment by senior managers (33.%)
- 64% said they would not recommend joining the police to others 64.0%
- 7% Intend to leave the police within two years
Responding to the survey Deputy Chief Constable Michelle Skeer said Cumbria police was taking measures to support officers.