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  • Best thing

    Satisfied with the role

    Worst thing

    Hours

    8.9

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Excitement, work life balance

    Worst thing

    Heavy workload

    7.8

    Employee, April 2021

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  • Best thing

    Its the easiest job ive ever had

    10.0

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    I can plan my day. My team. Not being the same from day to day.

    8.3

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    The satisfaction in helping people and the excitement

    Worst thing

    Hours

    5.8

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    The pay

    Worst thing

    The long shifts

    5.8

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Risk and lack of opportunity

    3.8

    Employee, April 2021

  • Worst thing

    Risk of been seriously assaulted or killed

    4.2

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    No stress

    Worst thing

    Time to travel

    10.0

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    General role where you can manage your own workload to meet the needs of the community. Scope to develope skills to address niche issues.

    Worst thing

    Risk of PTSD and family impact by demands of the job. People in policing often forget to look after themselves what serving the community.

    7.8

    Constable, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Something new every day, every call, being well supported and trained and working as part of an amazing abs generous team.

    Worst thing

    Harrowing calls, unpredictable workloads and outsourced ineffective HR

    7.0

    Call handler, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Hours

    Worst thing

    Being spoken to in a vile manner

    7.4

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Can be different everyday, helping people, good people work with. Secure job

    Worst thing

    Deal with danger, can be late off. Not enough staff. Do t get paid enough for work do

    6.8

    Police officer, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Pay and team

    Worst thing

    The customers and being tied to a desk

    6.8

    Dispatcher, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Things I get to deal with.
    The people I work with.

    Worst thing

    Under staffing.
    Unnecessary procedures.

    6.3

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Most exciting job, always changing every day

    Worst thing

    Clients

    7.5

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Being able to help the public, bring offenders to iustice and the thrill of fast moving incidents where you can think on your feet.

    Worst thing

    The red tape and politics that take us away from actual policing. Being used by other agencies which steer us away from dealing with actual crime.

    6.8

    Police sergeant, March 2021

  • Best thing

    No day is the same

    Worst thing

    Unfairness not paid enough for the responsibility

    5.2

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Colleagues

    Worst thing

    Red tape
    No one cares about your welfare they just tick boxes
    No one listens

    3.8

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Flexibility

    Worst thing

    No opportunity to progress

    7.4

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    The variety and team I work with

    Worst thing

    Work load

    7.2

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Variety, exciting, amazing team, learn a lot, improved confidence

    Worst thing

    Can be stressful, dangerous, possibly of being assaulted, high workload, demanding

    7.6

    Police constable, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Skills, freedom and teamwork

    Worst thing

    The nature of work, risks to safety

    7.4

    Police constable, February 2021

  • Best thing

    The variety of shifts. The achievement when you have done something good

    Worst thing

    Not being treated fairly on team

    5.5

    Police constable, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Sometimes I feel like I’m helping people,

    Worst thing

    Some times I dont

    4.2

    Police constable, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Relatively stress free
    Manage own workload

    Worst thing

    Poor management

    6.8

    Advanced nurse practitioner, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Secure

    Worst thing

    Being move to other towns to work, sometimes with no notice

    7.9

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    It's boss

    Worst thing

    See the worst in people and you can get assaulted

    8.4

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Own boss, able to get out and about and go where I like

    Worst thing

    Paperwork, policies and lots of red tape

    7.0

    Constable, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Good team work

    Worst thing

    Red tape

    4.4

    Detective sergeant, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Making a difference

    Worst thing

    Distressing incidents

    9.0

    PC, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Team ethic

    Worst thing

    Public can be difficult

    8.3

    Police community support officer, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Variety and teamwork

    Worst thing

    Potential to see horrific incidents

    8.9

    Police constable, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Some of the variety.

    Worst thing

    The organisation taking on too much.

    7.4

    Police constable, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Good taking down criminals

    Worst thing

    Dangerous

    7.9

    Armed, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Helping members of the public and serving community's

    Worst thing

    Priorities and resourcing never seem to be in the right place

    4.6

    Constable, January 2021

  • Best thing

    They are like another family. Money is good

    Worst thing

    Can be dangerous and stressful. Long enforced shifts and leave gets cancelled

    5.2

    Police officer, December 2020

  • Best thing

    It's the team I work with

    Worst thing

    Lack of support from management

    4.2

    Custody officer, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Been appreciated by the public that I protect and serve.

    Worst thing

    The opposite of the above.

    3.7

    Police constable, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Teamwork and sense of belonging

    Worst thing

    Shifts, pay, risk of physical and mental harm

    5.5

    Police constable, December 2020

  • Best thing

    sense of value

    Worst thing

    The courts

    4.2

    Police sergeant, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Helping people

    Worst thing

    No one really knows what a police officer has to put up with.

    4.5

    Police sergeant, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Job satisfaction

    Worst thing

    Long hours and potential risks

    7.2

    Police officer, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Making a difference to people's lives, making the local community safer.

    Worst thing

    Paperwork, doing other agencies work, not being able to help people in some circumstances.

    6.3

    Police constable, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Working with some incredible people and the rare occasion you actually get to help genuine people that need and want your help

    Worst thing

    Sometimes feels like all we deal with is mental health issues and domestics. The job is nothing like how it’s portrayed anywhere

    6.3

    Police officer, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Freedom to plan my own work day

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff

    7.5

    Chief Inspector, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Locking up the baddies

    Worst thing

    Dealing with other people’s grief and loss

    4.7

    Detective, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Going home

    Worst thing

    Working with poor mngt

    5.8

    PCSO, December 2020

  • Best thing

    The job is great training brill

    Worst thing

    Management stinks

    4.4

    Police officer, December 2020

  • Best thing

    The money, the hours, my team

    Worst thing

    The hours, lack of funding and resource, very little career advancement/prospects. Lack of mental health support.

    6.8

    Call handler, December 2020