Steve White elected as Chair of the Police Federation of England & Wales. Vice Chair Steve Evans, General Sec Andy Fittes, Dep GS Andrew Ward, Treasurer Martyn Mordecai, Dep Treasurer Geoff Stuttaford
This afternoon the Police Federation of England and Wales set itself on the track to reform in line with the Normington report following the independent review. Backing an emergency motion put forward by the West Midlands Joint Branch Board, updated by a Joint Central Committee amendment, conference accepted all 36 recommendations in the report...
Message from our Deputy Chairman, Tom Cuddeford about the Police Federation conference that is being held next week.
The eZine for May 2014 is now available, download the PDF and sign up!
This year marks the 11th National Police Memorial Day which will be held in Belfast on Sunday 28th September. This annual event honours police officers throughout the United Kingdom who have given their lives in the line of duty. Founded by Sergeant Joe Holness, QPM in 2001, National Police Memorial Day ensures that fallen officers are never forgotten and that their unique, proud legacy is forever treasured.
Our 'Here for you: Our Work in 2013' Federation document, is being sent out to the home address of our 7000 plus members, commencing next week. This document is full of positive, accountable and transparent information.
Officers’ workloads must be properly managed if the service is to rebuild public trust in crime statistics, the Police Federation has warned. An interim HM Inspectorate of Constabulary report published today (1 May) which looked into crime recording practices in 13 forces found that 20 per cent of crime could be going unrecorded. The report also found that some serious sexual offences were not recorded, that some offenders were inappropriately issued with out of court disposals and criticised the supervision of crime recording. Paul Ford, secretary of the Police Federation’s National Detectives’ Forum, said: “The Police Federation welcomes the findings of this interim HMIC report into crime statistics and shares the concerns contained within it. These are concerns which have been long flagged by the Police Federation as having the potential to damage public trust and confidence in the service.
The Official Side has today at PNB tabled an offer of a one percent pay increase from 1 September this year. This increase is for all pay points and all Ranks and has been accepted by staff side. This increase also applies to those allowances normally subject to annual increase. The increase does not include CRTP. This is in keeping with the continued public sector pay restraint. We are pleased that unlike other public sector workers those receiving increment increases will also benefit from this one percent increase.
Your assistance is sought in respect of research being conducted by a serving police officer studying for a PhD with Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. Part of the research involves gathering data about officers' experiences of police performance management across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland by means of a short online survey.
Home Secretary Theresa May gave a statement to Parliament on police stop and search powers on Wednesday 30th April 2014.