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  • National Police Memorial Day 2017

    Posted On 7 Mar 2017

    National Police Memorial Day is an annual event to honour police officers killed in the line of duty. This year's National Police Memorial Day will be held on Sunday 24 September in Cardiff.

    Posted In Tagged National Police Memorial Day

  • Government approval for a new generation of Taser is welcome - but it does not answer how forces will be able to fund its roll-out, according to West Midlands Police Federation interim chairman Tom Cuddeford. The Home Office announced its approval of the new X2 model of Taser for police in the UK last week.

    Posted In Tagged Taser

  • West Midlands Police Federation has welcomed a watchdog inspection report that grades the Force as ‘good’ in terms of its effectiveness at keeping people safe and reducing crime. But Tom Cuddeford, interim chairman of the Federation branch which represents the Force’s constables, sergeants and inspecting ranks, says the report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) also highlights some areas of concern and identifies that the Force needs to improve the way in which it protects those who are vulnerable from harm and supports victims.

    Posted In Tagged Press Release, News Release, HMIC

  • The next West Midlands Police Federation Roadshow will take place in Bloxwich on 5 April in Conference Room First Floor between 10am and 3pm.

    Posted In Tagged Roadshow, Bloxwich

  • Concern over latest IPCC proposal

    Posted On 22 Feb 2017

    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.

    Posted In Tagged IPCC

  • Our Federation Office will be closed from 1000-1200 on Friday 24 February for Staff training. Please email us on 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.

    Posted In Tagged Federation Office

  • Police charities join forces

    Posted On 17 Feb 2017

    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'.

    Posted In Tagged PFEW

  • MPs back assaults campaign

    Posted On 13 Feb 2017

    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.

    Posted In Tagged assaults, MP

  • 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.

    Posted In Tagged Protect The Protectors

  • 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.”

    Posted In Pension Tagged Pensions, Judge, Judges