Demand, capacity and welfare

SussexKent Surrey Metropolitan Dyfed Powys Gwent Thames Valley Hertfordshire Essex West Mercia Northamptonshire Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Suffolk Norfolk North Wales West Midlands Staffordshire Cheshire Derbyshire Nottinghamshire Greater Manchester South Yorkshire Humberside Lancashire West Yorkshire North Yorkshire Cumbria Durham Cleveland NorthumbriaOur first Demand, capacity and welfare survey was conducted in February 2016 with approximately 17,000 police officers completing an online survey concerning job demands, capacity to meet those demands and their welfare.  The survey, in conjunction with the University of Nottingham, found that stress and poor psychological wellbeing is widespread in the police service - read more about the 2016 survey results.

In August 2018, we conducted a second survey to repeat what we did in 2016, which will give a fuller picture of the main challenges facing our police service in England and Wales. The online survey gave officers the opportunity to provide their opinion on current welfare, demand and capacity issues, and the results - due early in 2019 - will be compared with what officers told us in 2016: