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21 January 2019
Just 15 per cent of West Midlands Police Federation members took part in the 2019 pay and morale survey.
The survey is carried out among all 43 Federation branches in England and Wales by the national Federation with the findings being used in negotiations with police leaders and the Government.
“The response rate among our members was low last year,” says Rich Cooke, chair of West Midlands Police Federation, “I get that members feel a bit surveyed out and it’s just another thing to do when they are already rushed off their feet. However, we need as many members as possible to take the time to fill out these questionnaires so that we can negotiate effectively on their behalf with the back-up of strong evidence.”
The national response rate for the survey was 22 per cent.
Despite the low turn-out, Rich believes the findings are indicative of the overall views of the membership.
Headline findings from West Midlands Police Federation members were:
More details of the survey findings will appear in the next edition of the Federation magazine.