Officers urged to complete pay and morale survey


PUBLISHED 30 Aug 2022

IN News

Evidence gathered from this year’s pay and morale survey will play vital part in the Police Federation’s campaign for fairer pay.

That’s the message from Cambridgeshire Police Federation chair Liz Groom as she urged branch members to complete the survey.

It’s launched on Monday 5 September and aims to gain views from frontline officers on a range of key issues.

The results will be used to support Police Federation campaign for fairer pay and an independent pay mechanism.

The survey findings will also enable it to highlight areas where change is needed and support its drive to improve working conditions for officers.

And for the first time, this year’s survey will also gather evidence on demand, capacity and welfare issues to give the Government, key stakeholders and members of the public a comprehensive insight into the realities of policing.

Liz said: “We know that members are facing intolerable pressures on their finances as the cost of living spirals, so it’s absolutely vital your voices are heard.

“The findings of the survey will paint a clear – and potentially stark – picture of the feelings of frontline officers and what their facing.

“And the Federation will use that data in our campaigns for better pay and conditions and to reform the pay awards system, which isn’t fit for purpose.”

National Federation chair Steve Hartshorn said: “Survey fatigue is understandable, this is why we’ve taken measures to amalgamate the pay and conditions surveys, but your opinion matters to us, and by taking the time to fill in this year’s pay and morale survey, you can help us make a difference and fight for what you need, because together our voices are stronger and more impactful.”

The survey is conducted by the national Federation’s in-house research department and is the only consistent national survey that represents members’ attitudes to pay and conditions.