More than 5,000 police officers in England and Wales are planning to leave the service in the next two years, a Police Federation survey suggests.
Of the 32,000 officers who responded, 94% said they believed morale in the service was low or very low.
The online survey aimed to measure the impact of reforms which followed a review of police pay and conditions.
The Police Federation has warned that the service could be left without enough experienced officers.
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The federation represents police officers up to the rank of chief inspector in England and Wales.
The survey, which was released to BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast, found 94% of officers believe morale in the service was low, compared with 62% in the armed forces, who were asked the same question.
Some 59% of police officers said their own personal morale was low, compared with 28% of people in the armed forces.
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