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Police under stress, survey shows

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 1/09/2016
Police spokesman Stuart Nash says it shows more than 55 per cent say they have an unacceptable level of stress in their jobs. © Getty Images Police spokesman Stuart Nash says it shows more than 55 per cent say they have an unacceptable level of stress in their jobs.

Labour is using the latest Police Workplace Survey to support its call for more frontline officers.

Police spokesman Stuart Nash says it shows more than 55 per cent say they have an unacceptable level of stress in their jobs.

And only 42 per cent believe the police deliver on the promises they make to the public.

"The survey also shows what we already know - that our police are committed to the work they do and feel a sense of commitment to their job," Mr Nash said.

"These results tell us that staff want to deliver on their promises and are committed to crime prevention and resolution.

"They simply don't have the resources to deliver."

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