Responding to the publication of the Sentencing Councils guidelines on sexual offences, Steve White, vice chairman, Police Federation of England and Wales says;
A 'Premier League' panel of experts tackled issues of concern to members of West Midlands Police Federation at a Question Time styled event at the Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Football Stadium on Friday evening. There to answer the questions were local Labour MPs Pat McFadden and Emma Reynolds, Ian Rennie, general secretary of the Police Federation of England and Wales, and Bob Jones, the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.
In each edition of Federation magazine, we put a topical issue out to our members for their views. This time we asked: Our PCC Bob Jones has welcomed the current trials on the introduction of body worn cameras for the police, so as to build evidence for their effectiveness. He says tests in the west of Birmingham and Wolverhampton are the right way to research whether the cameras will help officers offer a better service to the public, and whether they support more effective policing and crime reduction.
The following is a letter sent to our Secretary Chris Jones from the Scottish Police Federation regarding the Police Helicopter Crash, Clutha Vaults Bar, Glasgow. Passing on to our members the heartfelt thanks and appreciation of all in the Scottish Police Federation for the kind words of comfort, sympathy and support received in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy.
Here is a sneak peek from the lastest Federation magazine due to be published soon.
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.