Findings from this year’s pay and morale survey will help shape the Police Federation’s campaign for fairer pay.

That’s the message from Nottinghamshire Police Federation chair Simon Riley as he encouraged members to complete the survey when it’s launched on Monday (5 September).

The survey aims to gain views from frontline officers on a range of key issues and the results will be used to support the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) campaign for fairer pay and an independent pay mechanism.

They will also enable the Federation 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.

Simon said: “It’s really important that members use this opportunity to make their voices heard.

“The cost of living crisis is having a huge impact on members and with energy bills set to rise further, we know it’s a worrying time for many.

“The findings of the survey will help to give us a picture of the feelings of frontline officers and what they are facing.

“We’ll use the findings 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 PFEW’s in-house research department and is the only consistent national survey that represents members’ attitudes to pay and conditions.