Three quarters of Derbyshire officers who responded to the Police Federation’s annual pay and morale survey in 2019 said they were dissatisfied with their overall pay package.
A total of 88 per cent of Derbyshire respondents said they did not feel they were fairly paid for the stresses and strains of their job with 81 per cent saying they did not feel fairly paid for the hazards of their role.
A shocking 40 per cent said they worried about the state of their personal finances either daily or almost every day, with 70 per cent revealing they felt they were worse off financially than they were five years ago and eight per cent reporting never or almost never having enough money to cover essentials.
The Police Federation of England and Wales continues to demand that the Government pays police officers fairly, recognising the difficult, and often dangerous, job they do.
However, it is also seeking to offer practical advice and support on all areas of finance, from debt to savings. Through its wider campaign on all aspects of financial wellbeing, Hear 'Man Up', Think 'Man Down', it has partnered with Police Mutual to produce regular 'Let's talk money' guides, to help officers manage their finances
Issue 1: Let's talk... debt