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.
Today marks the centenary of women walking the beat in the police service and the Federation wants to celebrate their achievements and encourage more diversity in the future. The centenary of women in policing, beginning in the Met and then the first force outside this area, in Grantham, appointed three female police officers on this day in November 1914.
The Federation Roadshow at Steelhouse Lane police station on Thursday 20 November was a very popular with officers!
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The Home Office has yesterday (Tuesday 4 November) published the remit it has given the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB) when it comes to considering police pay and conditions in the future.