The impact of police officers/police staff 'working at home' during COVID19

Research Institution / Organisation

University of Southampton

In Collaboration With

Professor Jennifer Brown, London School of Economics; Supported by Police Federation of England and Wales and UNISON

Principal Researcher

Professor Jenny Fleming

Level of Research

Professional / Work-based

Project Start Date

July 2020

Research Context

​Following the COVID pandemic lockdown many police officers and police staff were required to work from home. The central objective of this research is to explore the impact of officers and staff working from home during the pandemic to observe changes in workloads, workplace support and innovative practice and to identify whether social characteristics (e.g. gender, age, race and ethnicity, and family context) or organisational factors (supervision, resource allocation, leadership) are factors in the way in which individuals are experiencing working from home during lockdown. The idea is to identify pressure points, but also to identify new ways of working and how they may (or not) be sustainable post Covid.

Research Methodology

​Survey distributed to members of the Police Federation of England and Wales and UNISON. The survey includes some open ended questions.  Analysis will be through SSPS and NVivo. Sample size will be 2500+

Interim reports and publications

​Not available

Date due for completion

March 2021
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