Asked how she could regain officers' trust, Theresa May said:
"I can only tell them as it is and not as they would like to hear it from me.
"I have to be honest with them about the financial situation, I have to be honest with them about the Government's desire for reform, and I have been.
"This is a deal. There will be more accountability through police and crime commissioners, but we will free you up to do your job. We're delivering on that."
Home Secretary Theresa May was heckled and booed by police officers calling for her to resign at the Police Federation conference.
The Home Secretary was heckled as she said changes to pay and conditions should be welcomed by hard-working police officers.