The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner says he is ‘unsurprised, but saddened’ by the findings of today’s Police Federation survey. 

Police Federation’s Demand, Capacity and Wellbeing survey found nearly 90% of officers say they are under-staffed. 

The West Midlands Police and Crime, David Jamieson, said: “I am sadly not surprised by the results of this survey. When I speak to the Police Federation and officers on the ground it is a running theme.

“In the West Midlands we have lost £175 million and over 2,000 officers. Crime is rising locally and nationally, meaning fewer officers are dealing with more crime. 

“In these circumstances it is not surprising that welfare is suffering.

“I have invested in increased support for officers, but I am calling on the government to ensure forces have the resources needed to keep us all safe.”

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