This piece was sent into Emergency Services News by an anonymous source.
It gives an insight into some of the challenges facing police officers as they struggle to deal with an increased workload with resource levels which still have not been restored to pre-Thersa May levels:
‘Policing is broken. Completely f***ed.
‘We just about still do the “big stuff” well, but the public have no confidence in us anymore.
‘Even with the political will, it would take decades to fix. Breaks my heart how f***ed the job is.
‘I’m counting down the days already (which is wrong in itself!!). Don’t think morale could get any lower.
‘It’s not a 30-year vocation anymore; it’s a job that people leave after a few years. This isn’t going to change now in my service.
‘Utterly disillusioned now. I (and others) almost feel like I owe it to the public to leave and do something else. Policing is something you should believe in. You should breathe it.
‘I’ve seen the most job pi**ed people utterly broken by how the job has changed. The service we provide is crap 99% of the time. It’s soul-destroying.
‘We do our best, and it’s never nearly enough.
‘Between MH calls and a*se covering report writing, there’s no time to do anything anymore.
‘If the public could see how few cops are on the streets on the busiest boroughs at any given time, there would be outrage.
‘It’s completely soul-destroying.
’10 years of May & co literally destroyed us.
“It keeps me awake at night how bad we’ve become in the last five years particularly…’
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