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Sunday 29th September 2013 marks the tenth National Police Memorial Day, an annual event that honours police officers throughout the United Kingdom who have given their lives in the line of duty.
This section details letters sent to Members of Parliament within the West Midlands and the associated replies we have received from them. Also go to our MP's correspondence page to read the replies so far!
Chris Jones our secretary was on BBC Radio talking about stress including our recent stress survey.
Responding to the introduction of on-the-spot fines for poor lane discipline and tailgating, Steve White, Vice Chair, Police Federation of England and Wales says...
West Midlands Police Federation commissioned an initial psychosocial risk assessment for West Midlands Police officers that was conducted in February-March 2012. The study produced baseline data on officers’ exposure to stress-related working conditions and associations between these exposures and individual health (burnout) and organisational effectiveness (intention to leave and job performance). The UK Health and Safety Executive recommends that organisations conduct psychosocial risk assessments at regular intervals. The report details findings from a psychosocial risk assessment conducted in April-May 2013. As per the 2012 study, this was commissioned by the West Midlands Police Federation and had as its focus West Midlands Police officers across all federated ranks
In December elections will be held to select Federation representatives for each LPU and department across the Force area. The role of a Federation representative is wide and varied and is summarised in this article.
Tom Cuddeford our deputy Chairman was on BBC Radio West Midlands this morning talking about drug laboratories in the West Midlands.
In each edition of Federation magazine we put a topical question to a selection of officers and publish their responses in this feature. This time we were inundated with replies when we asked: Do you think more officers should be trained to use Taser? Please explain your response. Read the Federation magazine Sneak Peek.
Steve White, vice-chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: “Today marks two years since the August riots which ripped through the streets of our towns and cities across the UK. The thin blue line was put under vast strain by the enormity of the violence. Officer numbers are now down by 15,000 since 2010.