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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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Police searching for a missing schoolgirl have found a body in a river.

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Police had launched an appeal to find 11-year-old Ursula Keogh from Halifax, who was last seen on Monday afternoon.

Although formal identification has yet to take place, her family have been told about the discovery of the body in the River Calder at Paris Gates in Halifax.

In a statement, West Yorkshire Police said: “Inquiries will remain ongoing to determine a cause of the death, however, at this stage, it is not believed there are any suspicious circumstances.”

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Dad arrested after Mylee Billingham aged 8 stabbed to death

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Eight-year old Mylee Billingham was stabbed to death in her own home, Her father has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Mylee was found with serious stab injuries and rushed to Hospital, but died a short time later.

Her father Bill Billingham aged 54 is a murder suspect in the case, he has been arrested he remains in a critical condition after attempts failed to take his own life.

Police say they are not looking for anyone else in relation to the murder.

He is under a police guard after he was discovered with a stab wound to his stomach and will have to undergo surgery.

Police officers responding to a domestic incident were called to a house in Brownhills near Walsall in West Mindlands at 9.15pm on Saturday.

 

Her father uploaded a photo of Mylee to his Facebook profile just before emergency services were alerted to the tragedy.

The post was captioned with the words “Pitza on bed Iv Moo x.”

The girl was pictured on her bed smiling with two plates of pizza in front of her, Moments later she was murdered.

A post-mortem examination will take place later to establish the exact cause of Mylee’s death.

West Midlands Police said Billingham is yet to be questioned by officers due to his condition.

 

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Girl aged 8 who was stabbed to death named as Mylee Billingham

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A little girl who was tragically stabbed to death has been named as 8-year-old Mylee Billingham.

Police responded to a domestic related incident near Walsall and sadly discovery Mylee seriously injured.

Despite frantic efforts by police, paramedics and doctors nothing could be done to save Mylee.

Cops immediately arrested a man aged 54 in connection with her murder.

Sadly Mylee was found with life threatening injuries at a property in Brownhills, near Walsall, on Saturday night, and died a short time later in hospital.

West Midlands Police said the man was also taken to hospital with a stab wound to the stomach.

The 54-year-old man who was arrested remains in a “critical” condition and will Be question “in due course” in relation to the murder of 8 year old Mylee.

Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with Mylee’s death.

Our thoughts are with Mylee’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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