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Third of Police Scotland staff want to leave - survey
A third of Police Scotland staff have told a wide-ranging survey they want to leave their job.
 
In the latest blow to the single force, the questionnaire also found only eight per cent thought their employers genuinely cared about their wellbeing.
 
And officers told the Police Scotland survey that nearly half felt overloaded with information, while only a fifth felt they actually knew what the force wanted to achieve.
 
The results will cause concern for justice chiefs and the Scottish Government, who have already had to deal with a series of problems with the force so far this year.
 
Around 12,000 staff took part in the exercise.
 
Scottish Conservative justice spokeswoman Margaret Mitchell said:
 
“These results should come as absolutely no surprise to Police Scotland or the Scottish Government.
 
“It’s clear neither have properly taken the time to speak to staff on the frontline and listen to their concerns.
 
“The justice minister now has to address these findings head on, and not simply hold another showcase seminar pretending to deal with it.
 
“If he does not, many of the 33 per cent who want to leave will come good on that intention.”
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