WEST Midlands Police Chief Constable Chris Sims has ended the regulation that enforces the retirement of officers with more than 30 years’ service.
Wolverhampton Question Time was last Friday. It was your chance to ask any question you like to a very influential panel. The questions posed, and answers given will be available here on our website soon.
Update on Federation diaries for 2014: Due to a change in supplier the 2014 diaries are due to arrive with us later than usual this year, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
“We note the charge announced today by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and await the outcome of the matter once the full criminal justice process has been completed. “We welcome the decision by the CPS that there was insufficient evidence to show that the officer at the gate lied in his account and that there was insufficient evidence to show that Mr Mitchell was the victim of a conspiracy of misinformation. “We have always been concerned by the selected information that has been put into the public domain and it is noteworthy that the CPS came to its conclusions after reviewing all the evidence, including unedited CCTV footage from Downing Street.”
The Independent Commission into the future of policing today published its report 'Policing for a Better Britain'. A Royal Commission in all but name the Commission's remit was as wide reaching as that of the Royal Commission on the Police undertaken fifty years ago. When launching the report Lord Stevens, Chair of the Commission, expressed his thanks to all members of the commission for their time, effort and unwavering support all of which he reminded the audience had been given on a completely pro bona basis. With 37 recommendations covering eight key themes, the Commission seeks to provide a roadmap for the professional evolution of the police service.
Update from PFEW on the Home Office pensions circular (HOC 14/2013)
The Police Arbitration Tribunal (PAT) hearing on the Winsor Review concluded on friday. Ian Rennie, General Secretary, Police Federation of England and Wales said: “The PAT has been asked to make decisions in respect of a number of recommendations from the Winsor Final Report, which include the introduction of Compulsory Severance and changes to how Police Officers on Restricted Duties are managed. “There is no indication of when the PAT will publish its ruling, but I will keep you informed of any developments.”
Police Federation Roads Policing Newsletter Volume 17 November 2013. Available to download now.
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More than nine out of ten members of the Special Constabulary, who have responded to the survey, in England and Wales would like to join the Police Federation, according to the results of a survey which 2,517 specials took part in. The Federation will now put forward a motion to its annual conference in May next year seeking the go-ahead to take the necessary steps that will allow police specials to become members.