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The Future Shape Of The Police Service – The Survey Results

Last updated on May 8th, 2023 at 11:37 am

Last updated on May 8th, 2023 at 11:37 am

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Firstly I would like to thank every single one of you that took a few minutes to answer the questions. About 165 of you took the time to answer the questions, although not everybody answered all the questions, but at least it has given me a better idea of what YOU the Public want the shape of the Police Service to be, a heartfelt Thank You.

It hasn’t been the most scientific survey you’ll ever come across but it’s methodology is just as valid as some of the Milky Bar Kid’s surveys, so I hope that’s OK.

The Polls are now closed, don’t try voting now as your might not be counted (trust me, it won’t)

So, here goes, these are YOUR answers to my questions;

A police pay committee recommends cutting the starting salary for officers to £19,000. Is this:-
No of VotesPercentage
Too Little13077%
Too Much2012%
About Right127%
Other:64%
If You Think That £19k Is Not Enough, How Much Should Starting Salary Be?
No VotesPercentage
£25,0007752%
£23,0004933%
£21,0001611%
Other:75%
Are Direct Entry Inspectors A Good Idea?
No of VotesPercentage
No14092%
Yes107%
Don’t Know21%
Other:11%
Are Direct Entry Superintendents A Good Idea?
AnswerVotesPercent
No13589%
Yes128%
Don’t Know43%
Other:11%
Should We Retain 43 Separate Forces As We Have Now?

 

AnswerVotesPercent
No10367%
Yes4026%
Don’t Know96%
Other:21%
If You Answered NO To Last Question, Should We Have
AnswerVotesPercent
9 or 10 Regional Forces?6354%
One National Force?4639%
Don’t Know65%
Other:22%
Should The Met Stay As A Separate Force?
AnswerVotesPercent
Yes10871%
No4026%
Don’t Know43%
Other:11%
Excluding BTP There Were 127,000 Police Officers At End Of September 2014, Is This
AnswerVotesPercent
Too Few?13086%
About Right?128%
Don’t Know53%
Too Many?32%
Other:11%
Police Stations And Front Counters Have Been Closed Across England & Wales – Is This
AnswerVotesPercent
A Bad Thing?13892%
A Good Thing?85%
Don’t Know21%
Other:21%
Many Forces Have A Single-Crewing Policy. Is This
AnswerVotesPercent
An Unacceptable Risk?7751%
A Bad Thing?5134%
OK, But Not on Nights?149%
A Good Thing?43%
Other:43%
Should ANY Aspect Of Policing Be Privatised?
AnswerVotesPercent
No10572%
Yes3423%
Don’t Know43%
Other:32%
Should Police Procurement Be Outsourced (Privatised)?
AnswerVotesPercent
No9563%
Yes3322%
Don’t Know1913%
Other:32%
Should Non-Police Members of College of Policing Panels Be Subject To The Same Code of Ethics as Police Members?
AnswerVotesPercent
Yes13390%
No96%
Don’t Know43%
Other:11%
There Has Been Much Disagreement About The Above Badge – Should It Be Allowed To Be Displayed On Police Uniforms?
AnswerVotesPercent
Yes11782%
No1511%
Don’t Know96%
Other:11%
There Have Been Substantial Changes To Police Pensions. Are These
AnswerVotesPercent
Any Changes Should Only Apply To New Scheme Members8251%
A Bad Thing For All Members?7144%
Don’t Know64%
A Good Thing For All Members?32%
“Someone of only average fitness should be able to pass the test well into their 60s” Should Front Line Officers Retire Before Their 60s?
AnswerVotesPercent
Yes13585%
No1610%
Don’t Know43%
Other:43%
At What Age Should Police Officers Be Allowed To Retire?
AnswerVotesPercent
Any Age After 30 Years Service7749%
555837%
50159%
6053%
Other:32%
Based SOLELY On His Contribution To Policing Did Sir Tom Winsor Deserve His Knighthood?
AnswerVotesPercent
No13088%
Don’t Know1410%
Yes32%
The Public Were Never Consulted On Police & Crime Commissioners – Do You Think They’re A Good Idea?
AnswerVotesPercent
No10693%
Yes54%
Don’t Know33%
How Important is Community Policing?
AnswerVotesPercent
Very Important7970%
We Must Keep It1816%
We Don’t Need It87%
Not Important At All54%
Other:22%
Don’t Know11%

 

So, there we have it, 20 questions and many answers.

Anybody wanting to know what the OTHER answers are, please feel free to ask me, I’m not trying to hide them but it cluttered the page up and made things more difficult to read with them included.

Now to get people interested, please share this as widely as possible and feel free to send it to your local Police Force, Federation, PCC, Home Office, Local/National Media. It was a public poll and so are the answers.

Like it or not;

THIS IS HOW THE PUBLIC WANT THE POLICE SERVICE TO BE

(Based on about 165 Responses)

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7 Replies to “The Future Shape Of The Police Service – The Survey Results”

  1. rdresearch

    I love your comment ‘this is how the public want the police to be’ based on 165 responses from serving or ex-coppers I bet. The public would be ‘better off’ with a very limited but highly educated police force – unfortunately we get the likes of Sussex roads police – their arrogance and stupidity is unfortunately the reality: http://bit.ly/10KwenV with confirmation bias being so uncommon that it is acceptable.

    • retiredandangry

      Sadly your comment “The public would be ‘better off’ with a very limited but highly educated police force” shows how you fail to understand the true nature of Policing and all it entails. Believe me you would NOT be better off with a trimmed down Police Service full of Graduates

  2. RetiredAndAngry

    It has been suggested that someone such as the Police Federation commission a national, independent survey to truly engage the public. Personally I can only think that this is a good idea and encourage the Fed to actively consider it, SOON

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