Derbyshire Police Federation

Pay and Morale Survey – take part now

17 November 2021

Derbyshire Police Federation chair Tony Wetton has reminded members there is still time to take part in the 2021 Pay and Morale Survey.

The Federation survey, which runs until the end of November, aims to gain the views from officers on the frontline.

The results will then be used to support the Police Federation campaign for fairer pay for officers.

Tony said: “I would remind all our members how important this survey is and urge them to take part and make their feelings known.

“Policing has been under enormous pressure in recent years.  Constant negative media coverage, including the response to the pandemic, the handling of street protests and recent high profile court cases involving a tiny number of police officers, has had a very damaging impact on the way officers feel they are viewed.  Thankfully, the support we see from the public is very positive.  When you add in the way the Government treated officers with the refusal to consider a hard-earned and much-needed pay rise, it is easy to see why the morale of officers has been badly hit.

“This is bound to be reflected in the results of the survey and we hope the findings will be taken seriously by ministers when they are published.”

While the results are used nationally in the Federation’s campaigns over pay and conditions, locally Federation officials also discuss the findings with the Force’s senior officer team.

The 2021 Pay and Morale Survey is being conducted by the Police Federation’s in-house research department, which plays a vital part in providing strategically important evidence to achieve better pay and conditions for members. The survey will close on 30 November.  

Members were sent a link to the survey by email at the start of the month, but please contact the branch if you need this to be re-sent.


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