Jamie Thompson, the Cheshire Police Federation chairman, answers that question as part of his reflections on the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) annual conference.
He is in candid form as host Andrew Simpson asks for insight on the most important topics up for discussion during the two-day virtual event last month.
Among the subjects tackled during this episode are:
Do officers in Cheshire feel that the Home Secretary has their back?
Pensions and pay: why are these the issues officers ask most often about?
What might the impact be locally if forces are only allowed to recruit candidates with a degree?
To conclude, the pair discusses how perceptions of policing are shaped by media coverage.
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