Members’ input vital to shaping policy

Dyfed Powys Police Federation branch secretary Roger Webb is urging members not to miss the opportunity to have their say on policing the pandemic in this year’s Demand, Capacity and Welfare Survey.

Conducted by the Police Federation of England and Wales, the survey offers members the chance to express their opinions on a wide range of other issues, too.

The 2020 survey closes on 16 November.

Roger explained: “This is an important survey that enables members to help shape Federation policy. They need to voice their opinions on how they have been impacted by all issues including the Covid-19 crisis so we can find out if there are lessons to be learned. The more members who take part in the survey, the stronger the evidence will be when we report back and represent those views to key decision-makers locally and nationally.”

This year’s survey is the third of its kind and aims to give an accurate assessment of the challenges facing policing, including questions around the pandemic and the plan to recruit an extra 20,000 officers by 2023.

It will build on the data collected in the 2016 and 2018 surveys, in which the average job satisfaction rating for Dyfed Powys Police was 4/10.  

Roger added: “I would encourage all our members to get involved and have their say.”

If you are yet to receive a link to the survey, please contact the Federation office.