An internal survey of the Calgary Police Service shows growing discontent in the service.

47 per cent of CPS employees are less satisfied with their workplace than they were a year ago, and only 25 per cent said they were very satisfied. More than 1,500 employees were surveyed.

The number of satisfied respondents has been dropping since 2014, with 12 per cent of members agreeing that morale was good in 2015, and only nine per cent saying morale was good in 2016.

95 per cent do believe Calgary is a safe place to live but out of those, only 38 per cent strongly believe that.

Some of the main reasons for these sentiments are employees feel they're being overworked, that CPS is understaffed and that there's poor communication about decisions being made within the department.

Bullying and harassment within CPS has recently come to light, so the commission put out a seven-point plan to curb that which includes reviewing all promotions to make sure no one is discriminated against as well as undergoing a culture review with the help of the University of Calgary.

During the meeting, Commissioner Roger Chaffin said the number one priority is people and this survey shows employees need to speak up and talk about these issues and it’s on CPS to create an environment where employees feel safe to do that.

-with files from Rahim Ladhani