S4 Ep2 – Being valued matters: why police say their mood is low

Every year, police officers are asked how they feel.


And since the coronavirus pandemic, their answer has been the same: morale is lower than before.


The Police Federation of England and Wales’ annual Pay and Morale Survey seeks members’ views on pay and conditions, as well as their attitudes to work and the police service in general.


Host Andrew Simpson is joined by Jamie Thompson, the Cheshire Police Federation branch chairman, to discuss what the 2023 edition’s results reveal.


Do officers from Cheshire Constabulary have empathy with their colleagues nationally?


And what are the risks if police self-esteem isn’t repaired?


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If morale is the state of mind, then policing has a problem


Keep the faith; on regaining the public’s trust in policing


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About This Episode

Host, Andrew Simpson talks with Jamie Thompson.

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