New guidance which states firearms officers should be separated from each other after a death or serious injury incident have been called into question by the Police Federation. In a draft document published by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the watchdog has said it has to keep open the possibility of bringing prosecutions against armed officers and produced guidance that said police should not be allowed to confer before, during or after making their statements about a shooting.
Our Federation Office will be closed from 1000-1200 on Friday 24 February for Staff training. Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with any enquires or call us on 0121 700 1200 in normal office hours outside these times. This closure is due to a staff training and we are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Police charities united today to improve access for officers and their loved ones. More than 20 organisations attended the Police Charities UK launch, signalling their commitment to work in partnership and share best practice to provide the best support possible to the wider policing ‘family'.
A Police Federation campaign which calls for harsher sentences for those who assault police officers and other emergency service workers has received the backing of MPs in Parliament. The ‘Protect The Protectors’ campaign was launched last Monday (6 February) by the Police Federation of England and Wales after growing concern about the rising numbers of attacks on police officers.
Two West Midlands Police officers assaulted by a man who spat blood in their mouths and faces have helped launch the national ‘Protect The Protectors’ campaign. Coventry based PCs Alan O’Shea and Mike Bruce will share details of the assault and the impact it had on them when they attend Parliament today (7 February). The ‘Protect The Protectors’ campaign is being organised by the Police Federation of England and Wales in response to a growing number of attacks on police officers.
The Employment Tribunal on judges’ pensions has been reported as a victory. But who wins? Andy Fittes, PFEW General Secretary, said today: “The ET ruling was on a narrow part of pension legislation, and ruled against a provision that unions across the public sector had fought for. The PFEW believes that the success of this challenge could have unintended consequences to the detriment of public sector workers.”
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This year sees the launch of a great new benefit for WMP Benevolent Fund members – a holiday home just steps away from the sea in the popular seaside resort of Weymouth. The Fund is offering its members the chance to bid for a week long break to stay at the three-bedroom townhouse at a discounted rate. Sleeping up to six people and with parking for one car the property is ideally located on the south coast of Dorset to explore the pretty harbour, sandy beach and local attractions.
Is retirement just around the corner? Are you wondering what your options are? For officers who have started to think about the day they retire from the police service, West Midlands Police Federation is hosting a number of seminars for people in their last three years of service. The sessions will cover a number of topics and can be attended by an officer’s husband, wife or partner
The date for the next West Midlands Police Federation Roadshow is fast approaching. It will take place in West Bromwich on 22 February in the Conference Room 1 between 10am and 3pm. Member services providers will be available to talk to members and discuss the services they can provid