Throughout the pension reform process PFEW has listened to the views and concerns of members and the Pension Challenge group, and we have taken advice from our lawyers and from leading counsel about the legality of the Government’s changes. We have recently taken further advice from leading counsel as to whether the position has changed or is affected by the publication of the Police Pensions Regulations 2015.
The latest edition of our Federation is now available to view / download online.
The App, which is currently only available on iOS devices, is available from the Apple App Store. Once downloaded, you just need to register using your name, collar number, email and date of birth.
In each edition of Federation, we ask our members about a topical issue. This time we asked: With the Chief Constable announcing his retirement, what would you like to set as priorities for his successor if you could have a say? If you were on the interviewing panel for the Chief Constable position, what would be the one question you would ask an applicant for the vacancy? Here are the answers we received:
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 Tuesday 18 August 2015 between 1130 and 1330.
Now available to view / download as a PDF our latest Federation eZine. Why not just sign-up to receive a copy straight to your mailbox? Features in this bumper edition include, Group Insurance Scheme, Football events score a Hattrick! Brave officers in line for national award, Federation roadshow heads to Brierley Hill, Officer assaults escalate, Benevolent fund – helping members in times of need, Approaching retirement? Help at your fingertips, Federation Diary query, Award for Mental Health Cop, Chaplaincy team – here to help, 'Mixed messages' on widows', ‘Teapot’ support for march officers, Have your say on targets, Pensions ruling: payments expected, Remembering fallen officers, New mobile phone/gadget claimline number, Limited duties - new, New Welfare Support Programme, Over-time ruling – are you affected?
Haven Solicitors will be holding free surgeries at West Midlands Police Federation office with an opportunity for any of you to speak directly to an experienced legal professional regarding Medical Retirement Advice or Injury Awards totally free of charge.
A minute's silence will be held at 1130am this morning to mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
We will be joining with the rest of the country in holding a minute’s silence at midday today to remember those who lost their lives in last week’s horrific attack in Tunisia.
National Police Memorial Day is an annual event to honour police officers killed in the line of duty. This years’ service will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Sunday 27 September 2015.