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  • PC Mitchinson's grave restored

    Posted On 7 Jul 2016

    We had been informed by retired officer Faulkner who had said the grave of PC Alfred Mitchinson was in dreadful state. PC Mitchinson was killed on duty on the 23rd November 1940 and the grave is located in the graveyard of Elmdon Church. The Cannabis Disposal Team at West Midlands Police agreed to help out!

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  • Police officers' rights must be protected following EU exit vote With the UK voting to leave the European Union overnight the Police Federation of England and Wales will seek to ensure that the rights of its members are protected.

    Posted In Tagged PFEW, Brexit

     
  • The next West Midlands Police Federation Roadshow is aimed at officers based at Birmingham North LPU.It is to be held in the Parade Room at Sutton Coldfield Police Station on Tuesday 5 July 2016 between 1000 and 1500. Member services providers will be available to talk to members and discuss the services they can provide.

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  • An unarmed West Midlands police officer who single-handedly took on an axe-wielding man has been nominated for a Police Bravery Award. Constable Paul Hopley will be recognised at the 21st Police Bravery Awards on 14 July. The awards honour and recognise police officers who performed outstanding acts of bravery while on or off duty, and are sponsored by Police Mutual.

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  • Now available online to stream 'Federation for the Future' - hear from PFEW Chair and General Secretary #AskFed on 4 July at 1900 #AskFed

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  • ***The situation with our phone lines has now been resolved*** Due to a high volume of calls to Guardians House the building / switchboard we share with the Police Credit Union members may struggle to get through to us on our office telephone number at the moment. Please keep trying to get through or email us on westmidlandspf@polfed.org if necessary.

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  • Birmingham Pub Bombings Inquests

    Posted On 2 Jun 2016

    West Midlands Police Federation welcomes re-opening of Birmingham pub bombings inquests.

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  • The following information is for members who have the RAC cover within the Group Insurance scheme. The RAC have asked us to pass on the following guidance which they hope will be helpful to members who are planning to drive to France whilst the strikes are still causing problems with fuel: ‘RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said: “The fuel shortage situation in France caused by industrial action is unfortunately worsening. Initially the problems were focussed on northern France from Brittany to Calais, but we are now getting reports from the central, western and southern regions of the country too.

    Posted In Tagged French, Fuel, Strike

     
  • Better treatment and protection for police firearms officers trying to protect the public is urgently needed. That’s the key message of a feature report in ‘Policing for the Future’, a 60-minute news and current affairs-style programme, produced by the Police Federation of England and Wales and ITN Productions. With the Home Office promising an uplift of 1500 ‘extra’ firearms officers to combat terrorism threats, the Federation and policing partners ask the questions - Where will these officers come from? How will they be funded? Will there be enough protection to encourage officers to train up?

    Posted In Tagged PFEW, Firearms

     
  • Federation Roadshow at Wolverhampton

    Posted On 20 May 2016

    The next West Midlands Police Federation Roadshow is aimed at officers based at Wolverhampton LPU. It is to be held in the Old Bar at Wolverhampton Police Station on Tuesday 21 June between 1000 and 1500. Member services providers will be available to talk to members and discuss the services they can provide.

    Posted In Tagged Roadshow, Wolverhampton