Home Secretary Theresa May announced on Monday that the widows of police officers who died in the line of duty will no longer lose their pensions if they re-marry or choose to co-habit. But those who have already re-married or moved in with a partner will not have them reinstated. The news comes after months of campaigning by a group of police widows led by Kate Hall, whose husband Colin, a West Midlands Police dog handler, died on duty in 1987, and the announcement came on the day the campaigners visited Downing Street to hand over a volume made up of comments from their supporters.
The next West Midlands Police Federation Roadshow is aimed at officers based at or receiving training at Tally Ho. It is to be held in the Tally Ho Canteen on Monday 26 October 2015 between 1130 and 1330.
Dave was unlawfully killed whilst on duty on the 5th October 2015. A memorial fund has been set up in his honour. The entire Police Family is in mourning at his death, and we thank everyone for messages of support. This memorial fund enables people to donate in Dave's memory.
David Jamieson has announced that current Deputy Chief Constable David Thompson is his preferred candidate to be the next Chief Constable of West Midlands Police.
West Midlands Police Federation has responded to the news that the Force is moving out of 28 police buildings in the next two years to make projected savings of £8.5 million.
Kate Hall is taking her widows’ pension campaign to the heart of Government next month - with a trip to No 10 Downing Street. Kate, the widow of West Midlands police dog handler Colin, has mounted a tireless campaign for police widows’ pensions to be paid for life - regardless of whether they re-marry or co-habit.
As part of the ongoing process of looking after our Members we are currently reviewing the use of our Federation Website and App. With that in mind could you please complete the following quick survey, you will then be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher. The winner of the draw will be announced in our December/January edition of Federation magazine. This survey closed on Friday 16th October 2015
In each edition of Federation, we ask our members about a topical issue. This time we asked: Do you feel enough is done to support officers who are assaulted in the course of their duties? Please explain... Have you been assaulted while on duty? Please explain the circumstances. And do you consider it just part of the job? As a result of the responses received, West Midlands Police Federation is taking remedial action to help the officers who’ve commented, as this perceived weakness is something it is trying to address so that it can best support members. Here are the answers we received:
The next West Midlands Police Federation Roadshow is aimed at officers based at Wolverhampton LPU.It is to be held in the Old Bar on Tuesday 13 October 2015 between 1000 and 1500.