Humberside Police Federation says Force is bucking trend over workload

Officer recruitment has helped cut pressure on local officers.

The chairman of the Humberside Police Federation, Pete Musgrave, says the force is trying to buck the national trend, when it comes to officer workload.

"They've seen the risk as we have as a Federation of Humberside going down to 1,500 officers. We certainly didn't think that was sustainable, nor did the Chief or the Police Commissioner. They've invested heavily into the recruitment drive and the rewards will hopefully become evident."

Mr Musgrave  says increasing the officer count to 1,900 is helping to relieve the pressure.

The Police Federation of England and Wales sasy that almost every officer has been exposed to at least one "traumatic experience" in their career.

The survey revealed that 90 per cent say there's not enough of them to manage demand.

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