The po-po needs more fuzz

Veteran campaigner Penny Bright is arrested as occupy protesters are evicted by council officials and police from Aotea Square, Auckland, New Zealand, Thursday, January 26, 2012.  Credit:SNPA / David Rowland

Seems it’s time we have more police on the job.  Just in time for an election year budget spend-up.

Police feel they are under-delivering and under too much stress, according to the force’s annual workplace survey.

The survey details how officers across the country feel about their jobs.

The survey was carried out in May and 8445 police took part, a response rate of 70.3 percent.

It found only 42.3 percent of staff believed the police delivered on the promises they made to the public – down from 51.5 percent on last year.

More than 55 percent of those surveyed said they had an unacceptable level of stress.

Police based in city areas were among the happiest, and police in rural areas among the most miserable.

But most said they would still recommend the police force as a great place to work, and were committed to the job.

Whaleoil is pro-police, pro law-and-order and pro-tough sentencing, so it is good to know that the Prime Minister and Bill English are under increasing pressure to chuck the Police a sizable bone next budget round.



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