We would like to wish all our members and their families a Very Happy New Year!
Here are the Federation office Christmas opening hours.
In January 2017 Steelhouse Lane Police Station closes its doors to the public for the final time after 125 years of policing. To mark this iconic occasion a commemorative quality enamel badge has been commissioned and is available to purchase for £3. All profit from the sale of these badges will be donated to the Police Museum.
In the face of the one per cent public sector pay limit set by the Treasury, the Police Federation is asking for a pay increase of 2.8 per cent for all police officers. In a joint submission to the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB), with the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales, the Police Federation has asked for an annual uplift in line with Retail Price Index (RPI) inflation.
As part of our local and national Police Federation campaign to push for better legal protection for Police Officers and reduce Officer assaults, please take part in the below Taser survey and tell us your views. The survey takes no more than 10 minutes and closes in mid January. This has been asked before however we need up to date views.
Tom Cuddeford, Interim Chair of the West Midlands Police Federation, issued the following statement:- FEDERATION HEADING TO PARLIAMENT IN CAMPAIGN ON OFFICER ASSAULTS
Retiring from the police service represents a major change in the lives of all officers. From the time they signed up to join the Force, most have had a date in their mind for when they might retire but it can still come as something of a shock when that day comes around – even when officers have been counting off the days!
Tom Cuddeford our Interim Chair says: “West Midlands officers fully support the wider availability of Taser. Set against a reduction of 2000 officers in the last five years and a rise in both demand and threat Taser is important for the protection of both the public and officers themselves. “I echo the sentiments of our national chair, Steve White, who outlines the clear need for the support of chief constables and Police and Crime Commissioners across England and Wales, to ensure a wider rollout of Taser and to press government for increased funding to assist with this.
As part of our ongoing local campaign with West Midlands MPs and as part of the National Police Federation campaign, we have received the following from Wolverhampton SW MP, Rob Marris. He raised his question today in the House of Commons to the Police Minister, Brandon Lewis MP today (5/12). Please find the exact extract below from Hansard (Hansard is an edited verbatim record of what was said in Parliament).…