The Police Federation needs to be more ‘family-friendly’ and change the image created by media that it’s full of middle-aged men propping up the bar, the general secretary told delegates at a conference discussing equality issues.
Very sad news on the passing of Bob Jones the West Midlands PCC. Our Thoughts go out to his family, friends and colleagues at this sad time.
Tickets are still available for the Charity Summer Ball in aid of the available Retired WM Police Dog Benevolent Fund http://retiredwmpd.org.uk , who support our Police Dogs in their well-earned retirement. The event is being held at Tally Ho! on Saturday 19th July.
Please find attached a NATO newsletter for officers deploying to the summit in August/September. PFEW intention is to circulate a monthly newsletter until the event takes place.
The Police Federation will hold both officers and the public interest at the heart of the organisation after agreeing this will form part of their ‘core purpose’ today. The Interim National Board (INB) and Interim National Council (INC) agreed the historic move at the inaugural meeting of the new council which will be the first change to the organisation’s core purpose since the Police Federation was set up in 1919.
Federation representatives will be taking part in a 'Here to Help' roadshow at Wolverhampton Police Station on 22 July.
Steve Evans, vice chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW), said: “Police officers and the PFEW do not accept or condone corruption in any form. We share the concern of the public that anyone guilty of such behaviour has no place in the police service and should feel the full force of the law against them. “Police forces have robust and effective systems in place to weed out corrupt officers. In addition, the College of Policing maintains a register of the names of police officers dismissed for gross misconduct following a misconduct hearing as well as those who have left the service prior to appearing before a misconduct hearing for gross misconduct. We welcome anything that strengthens these provisions against corruption and corrupt behaviour.”
Rick Nelson, of the Police Federation’s operational policing sub-committee, said: ‘If forces are serious about improving efficiency in times of budget cuts, they should look to increase their numbers of police dogs and police horses – doing the opposite is incredibly short-sighted. Dogs represent an extremely versatile policing tool. They don’t just provide a crucial component of public order policing but their assistance is invaluable across a range of situations from drugs and missing persons searches to firearms operations and everything in between. Likewise, mounted units provide a range of policing benefits to the public such as helping officers in public order situations. The police service should focus on efficiency savings and getting value for money, not purely on saving money. This doesn’t just mean increasing the numbers of police officers but increasing the numbers of police dogs and mounted units.’
Our Federation office phone number has changed to 0121 700 1200 on Friday 6th June 2014. The telephone number for the Credit Union is 0845 241 7501 & Police Healthcare / Benevolent Fund 0121 700 1110.
Change through consensus - update from the National Federation on reform. Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, the Police Federation national committee met and a number of important issues were discussed, including the outcomes of conference.