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.
Colleagues. May we ask that you encourage as many members as possible to engage in this year's study please. It is for the benefit of their health, safety and welfare.
The West Midlands Police Federation office will be closed on Monday 28th April from 09:30 - 11:30 to enable staff to attend the funeral of the popular PC and Federation representative Mick Chapman who died suddenly last week.
Leaders of West Midlands Police Federation have paid tribute to a popular PC and Federation representative who died suddenly yesterday. Mick Chapman, who would have been 49 next week, had been a Federation rep since 2006 and was a former secretary of the Federation’s Constables’ Branch Board.
Available to download the National Federation News for April 2014
Responding to the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) report: ‘Caught red-handed: Why we can’t count on Police Recorded Crime statistics’, Paul Ford, National Detectives’ Forum Secretary, Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) says; “The PFEW contributed to and fully support the recommendations within this report. Public trust and confidence are without doubt central to an effective police service. However, the ambiguity that currently surrounds the recording of crime statistics undermines that trust and work must be done to restore this.