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Police Officers feel increasingly demoralised at work survey finds

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A study has found that Police Officers are becoming increasingly demoralised at work.

It was found that three in five officers are suffering low morale at work and that the number of people looking to leave the police within the last two years has risen from 11.8% to 12.3% the Police Federation confirmed.

Within the study, police pay was one of the major concerns for 30,000 police officers, 72% of those confirmed they were dissatisfied with the remuneration package and with one in 10 officers being unable to afford to pay for daily essentials.

Police Hour recently published a blog on reforming policing pay, the Police Federation findings appear to support our personal findings. 

Steve White Chairman of Police Federation “Officers do a heroic job as evidenced by the events of the past year, yet they feel undervalued and under pressure

“Something has to give and unfortunately the evidence shows that it is these officers personal welfare, as they struggle to meet the rising demand dwindling resources and 21,000 fewer officers than 2010”

Central government funding to police forces in England and Wales fell by 25% between 2010 to 11 and a further 25% in 2015 to 16, meaning since 2010 funding from central government has been cut by 50%.

The general election brought the promise that these cuts will now be protected. But the question is for how long?

The national Police Chiefs Council have called for an increase in policing funding.

Police Hour has continued to support front line officers and ensure moral in terms of positive policing support is constantly there for officers and we know from speaking to many officers they are very positive people and people focused and these views do not impact their commitment and passion for the job day in and day out.

We just need to look at the example of many police officers using twitter to keep us informed and protect us. Not many people know these officers once they’ve come home and finished a long shift then update twitter in their own personal time.

To keep us informed and protected, We simply say thank you. despite the hard times, chin up things can only get better public support for the police and the amazing job these officers are doing has never been higher.

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Trev Sherwood is the founder & blogger at the UK’s Leading Crime & Policing News. Delivering you breaking news, insightful analysis, legislation & positive news!

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10k cases could be affected ‘tampered samples which include rape and murder convictions in forensic data manipulation.

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More than 10,099 cases may have been affected by alleged data manipulation by individuals working at a Randox Testing Services forensics laboratory in Manchester.

These include thousands of toxicology samples some of these include samples used to secure rape and murder convictions

It is believed these have been tampered with and could no longer be considered reliable.

Many rape and murder convictions could now be overturned.

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Gaia Pope no injuries to suggest any other person was involved in her death

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Dorest Police have confirmed that they do not believe another person was invloved within 19-year-old Gaia Pope’s death.

Those arrestes on suspiscion of her murder have been released from police custody but remain under police investigation.

At around 3pm yesterday, Saturday 18 November 2017, specialist search teams discovered the body of a woman near the coastal path and the field where items of her clothing were located on Thursday 16 November near Swanage.

Although the body has yet to be formally identified, officers are confident that it is Gaia and her family is being supported by specially-trained officers.

Detective Superintendent Paul Kessell, of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “The post-mortem examination has not identified any injuries to suggest any other person was involved in her death. The cause of death is undetermined pending toxicology.

“The coroner is involved in the oversight of these examinations but at this time this remains an investigation into an unexplained death.

“We would like to take this further opportunity to pass our thoughts to Gaia’s family who we continue to support and who ask for respect of their privacy at this incredibly stressful time.

“Once again I would like to pass our thanks to the public volunteers and partner organisations who have supported this inquiry throughout and have been material in locating Gaia.

“The area where the body was located is likely to remain cordoned off for some time while forensic examinations and searches are concluded.

“Please can I ask that the public no longer attend to assist with searches and that they remain a safe distance from the location. I reiterate this area is steep and slippery in an exposed area close to sea cliffs. The area is covered in dense undergrowth and gorse and can present a hazard. Only specially-trained search and forensic teams are entering the area, assisted by Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service recovery teams.”

Gaia’s family is issuing their thanks to the Find Gaia volunteer group for all their hard work and unwavering support.

Two men aged 19 and 49 and a 71-year-old woman, all from Swanage and known to Gaia, were arrested on suspicion of murder earlier this week and have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

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We want to help you but we know you don’t like us being involved

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We know you follow this account and want you to see this, We’ve told you previously that we think you are at risk of domestic abuse from your partner. We know you follow this account and we want you to see this.

Lochaber & Skye Police have penned an emotional letter addressed to ‘a young woman in Skye”.

The official Police Scotland account won the best tweeting police account at the UK-wide Police Tweet Awards in 2016 and could just take the 2017 title as next week.

They went on to say “We want to help you and are doing lots with other agencies to try and keep you safe.

“You might not see us, you might not even like us being involved but we are always thinking about how we can help you.”

“Your family and friends have told you they think you are in danger they support you and want you to be safe”.

“We think he’s probably told you, “it won’t happen again”, “I’m sorry”, “I’ll change”, he’s maybe even told you that it’s your fault – IT’S NOT.”

“The violence, threats, degrading comments and controlling behaviour are not the life you need to lead, it can be better.”

“You are not trapped and you are not alone, we can help you get out, your family and friends can help you get out and Scot Women’s Aid can help you get out.

Call us, come to the Police Station, phone someone, speak to local Women’s Aid worker on 01478613365 or 08000271234.”

“There is no excuse for domestic abuse, help is out there.”

Lochaber & Skye Police then went on to thank everyone for the positive response to the domestic abuse appeal.

They told everyone that the meaning behind it was to “reach-out to anyone who may be at risk”.

Hopefully, by sharing this another young lady, lady or even young man or man could be helped from harm.

 

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