Our Chairman Ian Edwards was on the BBC Radio WM yesterday talking about new Officers in the West Mids
As a Federation member, you are covered under the umbrella of the Federation, who is there to protect you, to support you, to represent you, and to advise you when you need us most. Here we summarise just some of the Federation's work in 2013...
Panel members and the audience at West Midlands Police Federation's Question Time event in Wolverhampton were invited to discuss reducing officer numbers, service standards, neighbourhood policing, the Stevens Report, single crewing, officer morale, public trust, compulsory severance and pay and conditions...
An independent review which has called for fundamental reform to improve the Police Federation has been welcomed by the chairman of the West Midlands branch of the staff association. Ian Edwards says that while the report makes uncomfortable reading the need for change is undeniable.
The Independent Review into the Police Federation of England and Wales will be published from around 1230 today (available on this page). View a video from Message from Sir David Normington, chair of the RSA Independent Review.
Steve Williams, Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) said: “An Independent Review into the PFEW was commissioned in December 2012 to ensure that we were representing the interests of our members in the most effective and efficient way and to examine how we could best serve the public. “Although we have yet to see the findings and recommendations of the Review, we know that the Review Panel has been looking at the financial management within the PFEW and raised concerns at the lack of transparency in some areas. “For the Federation to be a powerful and effective voice for frontline policing, it is essential that we are open and accountable in how our members’ money is spent. Only then can we ensure that the interests of our members and the public are properly served. “We aim to take the findings of the review extremely seriously and will consider how to strengthen our model of financial accountability as part of our considerations into the wider recommendations that are made.”
Our Chairman Ian Edwards was on the BBC Radio West Midlands last Saturday talking about starting rates of salaries for new recruits, pay sales, are new officers open to temptation?, other roles and more. Listen to Ian feature starting at 01:17:27 with our Chairman speaking 01:18:20 to 01:24:58.
Informing members of some recent issues which have arisen in connection with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) as it would appear that some of our members may have been given incorrect or misleading advice by the CICA.
The Police Arbitration Tribunal has issued its judgment this morning on the Winsor report part 2, see attached. The panel met on 15th November 2013 to consider a failure to reach agreement between the two sides of the Police Negotiation Board, official and staff.