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.
Both the Government and the Archbishop of Canterbury have spoken out in support of credit unions, particularly as a challenge to payday lenders. The Archbishop of Canterbury wants to put Wonga (and their like) out of business by getting people to use Credit Unions. Police Credit Union (a not for profit member owned business) can offer help to the police and law enforcement family.
Tom Cuddeford our Deputy Chairman was on BBC Radio West Midlands on Thursday 1st August talking about the EDL protest and associated cuts.
After 10 month inquiry Home Affairs Select Committee publishes its first ever report on E-crime. Steve Williams, Chair, Police Federation of England and Wales, responds to the report.
Midlands Today feature on up to one hundred bobbies are set to return to the front line thanks to the creation of new staff posts outlined by the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner. Chris Jones, the Secretary of the West Midlands Police Federation commented.
At the PNB meeting today a failure to agree was registered in relation to Compulsory Severance and Restricted Duties. These matters will now be referred to the Police Arbitration Tribunal. Agreement was reached in respect of the other matters under consideration, download the document with these agreements.