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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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Heartwarming cops share chips with man who hasn’t eaten for days

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Two police officers this evening shared their chips with a man they found on the motorway who hasn’t eaten food in days.

The caring cops showed compassion and humanity when they could have just nicked the lad and sent him off to the cells.

But instead of taking him straight into police custody they stopped off for some chips.

Showing a truly caring side of British traffic cops who often don’t get the best press.

“The cops from the Leicestershire road policing unit tweeted that they had found on motorway suspected to be an illegal immigrant into the UK.

“He’s not eaten for days and we’ve not eaten for hours, so we’ve all shared some fine English cuisine …… a bag of chips!! 👍🏻 🍟”

These truly caring officers have shown this evening that police officers have hearts and they do care about people.

Policing is not always about crime, it’s the small acts of human kindness that go a long way.

We praise these officers for their genuine out of kindness out of their own pocket.

Helen tweeted “I know you’ll probably get people complain but. Compassion, humanity and care are great qualities.”

UK Cop Humour tweeted “Fab stuff and whilst we’re on the topic of spuds: why do potatoes make good detectives? Because they keep their eyes peeled.”

ElAine tweeted “I know some people’s heads will explode at this but well done for your compassion.”

Simply policing at it’s best. What ever your views you have to admit this is compassion and humility at it’s best.

These cops truly deserve to be recognised for great policing work.

Not every job needs to be a tick box, just because it’s a suspected illegal immigrant doesn’t mean they should be treat any different.

Top job with excellent policing skills, that will have ensured this suspect didn’t cause any problems for the officers.

Full up on chips, the officers then processes this man through custody and will refer to the home office immigration services.

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People injured after explosion at London TubeStation

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Police have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an ‘explosion’ at the height of the rush-hour.

Homeowners and shopowners were told to stay inside after emergency services swamped Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm.

There are not believed to be many casualties.

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Awww Cleveland Police have just recruited these four legged friends

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Put your paws up for our two new recruits, Maggie and Skye who are the newest and youngest additions to the Force. At just 12 weeks old, the two English Springer Spaniels will soon begin their training to become Specialist Search Dogs.

Dog Trainer Constable Darren Gobie and Police Constable Chris Lambert are the lucky handlers of the pups. PC Lambert teamed up with a year 4 class at Myton Park School in Ingleby Barwick and allowed them to choose Skye’s name.

Chris and Skye will regularly visit the school over the next 18 months to allow them to follow her training process.

Speaking of the collaboration with the school, PC Lambert said: “I thought it would be a great idea to tie in with a school in the local community.

Recruiting new dogs is a huge deal and it’s an exciting and educational opportunity for the pupils to meet a police dog, choose her name collectively as a team and to better understand the training process for police dogs, and police roles in general.

The children were delighted to participate in this and I am sure they will all build a lovely bond with Skye over the coming months.”

PC Lambert, along with partner agencies will also be using the visits to the school to deliver lessons on internet safety and safety around animals.

The officers and the dogs will need to work very closely as team throughout the training process to build a special bond together.

Training is both mentally and physically challenging for both the dogs and handlers, as every programme must be passed to qualify.

Specialist dogs are used to detect a range of things with their highly developed sense of smell such as money, explosives, drugs and firearms.

They are also trained to work in public places including licenses premises to search for people in possession of narcotics.

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