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.
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Officers fear letting down the public as they struggle to get to crime scenes or urgent calls for assistance within the 15-minute target due to the lack of a siren on the 109 Vauxhall Corsa patrol cars, according to West Midlands Police Federation. The Federation’s deputy chairman, Tom Cuddeford, and health and safety lead Pete Harkness have spoken out on the issue and have pledged to work with the Force to find a solution.
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The next West Midlands Police Federation Roadshow is aimed at officers based at Coventry LPU.It is to be held in the Gavin Carlton Room on Monday 14 September 2015 between 1000 and 1500.
As some members may be aware a group of officers have entered into an arrangement with a law firm to represent them to challenge the Government over the changes to police officer pensions.