Police officer pay should increase in the next financial year by the maximum 1% limit set by the government, the Police Federation of England and Wales has urged. Home Secretary Theresa May asked the bodies that make up the Police Remuneration Review Body – which has replaced the Police Negotiating Board – to make recommendations on pay increases for 2015/16; the retention of the London Lead; and on different pay at regional and local level. We were also asked for our thoughts about the PRRB remit for the next five years.
Deputy Chair, Tom Cuddeford, on the Danny Kelly show Radio BBC WM yesterday talking about the tragic events in Paris and the 2 minutes silence this morning. Listen between 1hr 25mins 38 secs and 1hr 28mins 07 secs of the show.
Having liaised with West Midlands Police Command Team, the Force and West Midlands Police Federation members and staff observed a 2 minutes silence this morning at 10:30am in remembrance of those killed in yesterdays tragic events in Paris, including Police Officers #PoliceFamily #CharlieHebdo #JeSuisCharlie
Essex Police have we decided to talk to the public about the financial cuts being faced by their force. Although it is specific to Essex we thought our members would like to view the website & watch the video.
We would like to wish all our members and their families a Very Happy New Year! All the very best for 2015!
Responding to the announcement yesterday of the Police Grant Settlement 2015/16, Steve White, Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: “Having already endured budget cuts in excess of 20 per cent and the subsequent loss of over 16,000 police officers, today’s announcement is yet another blow. A further cut of almost 5 per cent in the next financial year will mean the public just won’t be getting the same level of service. Less money means more cuts to frontline services and more pressure on officers, set against growing demands for service.
Members can now sign up to access our Secure Members Area to access minutes of the board and committee meetings plus meeting dates.
CURRENT FORCE SECURITY ISSUE. Overnight and throughout today there have been numerous press reports of what has been described as credible intelligence of a threat to the safety and security of our Police Colleagues within our own Force area. There has been much speculation as to the specific nature of these threats. The current threat level assessment sits at substantial for Police Officers in particular and at severe Nationally.
Ian Edwards our Chairman was on BBC Radio West Midlands on 2nd December talking about Police Front Office closures. 25 in next 12 months in West Mids.