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“OFFICERS ARE BREAKING” SAYS FEDERATION CHAIR AS LOCAL POLICE COME UNDER SIGNIFICANT PRESSURE

Police officers across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are under significant pressure with low morale, stress and sickness impacting the Force – to the point where dozens of officers are now on the verge of quitting.

The situation amongst Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary has been revealed by the Hampshire Police Federation, which recently held its 2024 Open Meeting.

At the meeting, the results of a recent survey of officers in the region were shared revealing that 77% feel their workload is high or too high – damning figures which exceed any other Police force across England in Wales.

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Those present, which included Chief Constable Scott Chilton and PCC Donna Jones, heard that 1 Detective Constable on the Isle of Wight is currently working on some 27 cases, several of them involving rape. Meanwhile, neighbourhood officers are dealing with as many as 20 cases at a time whilst also being expected to investigate ‘legacy crimes’ which they can’t complete enquiries on.

In addition to the pressures of the daily workload officers are facing, many are struggling to get annual leave signed off and sickness is also said to be a problem.

85% of officers told the recent Pay and Morale survey that they had experienced feelings of stress, low mood, anxiety, or other difficulties. Over half of those surveyed said that their morale was low or very low. Shockingly, 18% declared that they intend to leave the force within the next 2 years.

Zoë Wakefield, Chair of Hampshire Police Federation, brought the meeting to a close by acknowledging the good working relationship between the Federation and the force, adding:

“We hope that we can continue this positive working relationship to resolve some of the issues highlighted today”.

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Chris Firth
Chris Firth
1 month ago

Traffic officers seem ok?

No Law and Order
No Law and Order
Reply to  Chris Firth
1 month ago

They obviously have a problem.

Have you not seen the vehicles parked on the pavement along
Regent Street in Shanklin and the vehicles parked on the Double yellow lines
outside Sandown Pier on a daily basis.
Obviously plod ain’t or IW Council Enforcement Officers
Maybe they are turning a blind eye to such offences.

Freddie
Freddie
1 month ago

Let them do policing and investigation, not endless uneeded paper work, form filling, statistical stuff. Police used to arrest, charge, court and sorted – now simple thing’s like shoplifting take hours and hours just in processing before even Court.

Paul Donnent
Paul Donnent
1 month ago

Is it any surprise when they force them to enforce joke laws and not leave enough resources to the areas that people actually require to be policed. I know a few coppers who are embarrassed by some of the things they are asked to enforce and frustrated by the lack of punishment dealt to the real criminals after they finally are allowed to catch them for serious crimes. Police have my sympathy for working in this clown world they have to pretend to respect.

sasha
sasha
1 month ago

well, this is what happens when you prioritise pointless name calling on twitter, turning up at an address because someone feels misgendered and then have police painting rainbows on their cars.

Kevin P Cook
Kevin P Cook
1 month ago

I expect a lot of officers are deeply frustrated seeing our country filled with criminals from the third world as well as our home grown villains and know that they and their superiors can never now dare speak the truth.

To waste hours on paperwork to then watch the guilty walk free due to our jails being too full with imported criminals and their offspring for courts to give meaningful sentences EVER again must be soul crushing.

Stark Reminder
Stark Reminder
1 month ago

I hope these two clowns in charge are pleased with the way they are running things. Stop eating all the pies and for christ sake run the police on the island properly, that is after all what your getting paid for, and we are paying for you, in our precept.

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

What have you got to say about this then, Donna Jones? Or, more likely, what lies are you going to come up with this time?

Marcus
Marcus
Reply to  Paul
1 month ago

She will have nothing to say – at least not for at least three more years – since she has just secured another four year term. But I wonder how many of those who criticise the police even bothered to vote in the Police and Crime Commisioner election? A 16% turnout was pathetic.

Reg Dennis
Reg Dennis
Reply to  Paul
1 month ago

I doubt you will hear much from her now, having got her nose back in the trough she has no further need of your support, until next election that is same as slimy seeley

Tiny reg Dennis
Tiny reg Dennis
Reply to  Reg Dennis
1 month ago

See this troll using this silly name again

Big reg Dennis
Big reg Dennis
Reply to  Reg Dennis
1 month ago

I think me and you need little chat troll

James
James
1 month ago

Think of all the sick pay being paid.

Majority of Government organisations are costing the country
Billions of pounds.

Civil servants are still only working 2 days a week.

No wonder the Government are targeting pensioners and benefit
claimers.

Marcus
Marcus
Reply to  James
1 month ago

Which civil servants are only two days a week?

James
James
Reply to  Marcus
1 month ago

Many who shirk in London

Subby
Subby
1 month ago

Surely all the female management can spur them on

Shingen
Shingen
1 month ago

“England in Wales”. I never knew!

free speech
free speech
1 month ago

That’s why we need a bridge or a tunnel across the Solent and amalgamate all the services.
Its the same with the Hospitals, GP, Fire Service, Dentists, Social Services, Teachers.
The fact we are an Island here is never taken into consideration, we cant just magic up extra resources when needed, and professionals don’t want to relocate here.
The Island has been run down to this sorry state now and who’s going to put all this right.

Marcus
Marcus
Reply to  free speech
1 month ago

I disagre about a bridge but agree that there are areas that are more expensive to provide when dealing with an island. That is why you need good, strong representation in Parliament. Seely has not provided that and people will shortly have the opportunity to elect their representatives for the next five years. That is why it is important to vote and to vote for change.

Zed
Zed
1 month ago

Shocking state of affairs. Anyone of us could be the victim of a horrible crime and to think it would not be investigated properly is just awful…. Also, the quickest way to a corrupt police force is to underpay and overwork them…. Not that those at the top care…

Big reg Dennis
Big reg Dennis
Reply to  Zed
1 month ago

Your be one off my victims

I,v,y s,e,a,r,l,e
I,v,y s,e,a,r,l,e
1 month ago

Too much care is given to the perpetrators of crime now, too many ‘rights’ which all have to be so carefully adhered to, otherwise the low life is let off.

Lawyers have ruined this country forever, by nit picking every small part of the law, to then force overly stringent, time consuming and thus costly work loads onto those trying to ‘do the right thing’ whereas criminals act as they please and are getting worse, knowing, they have ‘nothing to lose’ by being as vile as they wish. Yet the Police have to be squeaky clean and perfect or the low life walks free. YET even if they are convicted, prisons so full of the worlds rejects, no court can imprison them for long.

Woke pressure is costing us dearly in the UK

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
Reply to  I,v,y s,e,a,r,l,e
1 month ago

Ha ha ha. Those laughs just keep on coming. Must be an absolute joy living in your house.

George Hartford.
George Hartford.
1 month ago

It’s not just Hampshire & Isle of Wight, it’s a problem nationwide West Midlands are in a terrible state, many of the long serving police are leaving long before retirement!!

Gerrard Maggot
Gerrard Maggot
1 month ago

Police unable to do their job effectively thanks to the feeble, woke, BBC and media brainwashing, to get the dim masses to believe that by being ‘nice’ to the vile, that they will ‘change’ after being shown kindness and respect. But they see it as weakness not kindness, and see the ‘respect’ as their birth-right, to then feel they are important, rather than the state funded charity kept trash that most are.

To be a Police officer must be like joining the Army but not being allowed to shoot or harm the enemy, but you just take the flak.

Not surprised they wish to leave.

Need tougher sentences, less paperwork and less imm’s adding to our issues. Yet none can say so now. But most know and feel such.

Marcus
Marcus
Reply to  Gerrard Maggot
1 month ago

Police officers do not, in general, want to carry guns. They are not interested in shooting anyone. We police by consent in this country and I hope we always will. I don’t want to see the UK turned in to a facist state.

Transport worker
Transport worker
1 month ago

Yet Donna Jones will have you believe that everything is fine. Let’s not forget that they also got a 7% payrise last year , along with the additional officers, no wonder our precept goes up each year

Robertgmam
Robertgmam
Reply to  Transport worker
1 month ago

Our precept goes up every year to fund Donna’s empire-building. Her ‘office’ and staff swallow up all the money that should go directly into policing at grassroots level.

Nay Sayer
Nay Sayer
1 month ago

They’d be in for a shock if they ended up quitting. They would have to do a proper day’s work and that would be very tough for most of them. A bunch of workshy, self elected busy body who look for any excuse or diversion to stop them from turning up or getting involved with even the must basic requirements of the job. The whole force needs defunding and redesigned and recruited for from the ground up.

bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
1 month ago

How’s that then?..hardly see one not interested in doing their job…

Roland Butter
Roland Butter
1 month ago

Fortunately l they can still attend and dance at pride marches, support net zero initiatives and of course ensure that they adhere to diversity, equity(not equality) and inclusion guidance, focusing especially on non-crime hate incidents and policing people’s thoughts

Dave G
Dave G
1 month ago

This is what happens when the police take on too many people that are not really up to the job in the first place. I wonder what the sick-pay bill is for the IW and Hampshire police? They should toughen the recruitment process to weed out mentally weak applicants.

Lord lucan
Lord lucan
1 month ago

Isle of wight police stressed are you s**ting me, they have a easy job here compared to mainland in fact I call it a holiday job and well paid don’t do f**k all, yeah well stressful.

Moi
Moi
1 month ago

No-one in the know trusts the police anymore…
The biggest and most brutal gang in the UK!!

C orrupt
O ppresive
P ersecution
S ervices

They Deserve No Respect!!

 

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