Goodwill from Police Officers is coming to an end, says Staffordshire Police Federation Chairman Keith Jervis.

Keith’s statement comes following the Government announcement that all police officers would get a 2% pay rise from 1 September.

However, because last year’s pay award consisted of a 1% rise and a 1% one-off bonus, it means that officers are effectively only getting another 1% in their pay packets.

Extra funds to pay for the award will also have to be found from force coffers, the Government has announced.

Keith said: “The pay award announced by the Government this week is just awful.

“When we’re constantly expecting fewer officers to deal with more demand, to then treat them this way and give them such a derisory pay award, it’s just outrageous.

“How do we as a staff association motivate people, encourage people and try to make them feel valued and work harder when that’s what they’re offering? It’s not going to happen.

“Good will from officers is coming to an end, if it hasn’t already. It’s tragic that Government appear to have lost policing in this country. It’s so sad.”