Further to the request by Matt Baggott, Chief Constable of Northern Ireland for the mutual aid of police officers from England and Wales, Steve Williams, Chair, Police Federation of England and Wales said;
The Home Secretary has confirmed the UK will opt out of EU policing and criminal justice measures and seek to rejoin those that keep the UK safe.
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Tom Cuddeford our Deputy Chairman was on BBC Radio Coventry and Warkwickshire on Monday 1st July, voicing concerns about the number of times Police Officers are transporting people to hospital due to Ambulance budget cuts.
The Independent Review Team will be attending West Midlands Police Federation HQ, 2111 Coventry Road, Sheldon, Birmingham B26 3EA on FRIDAY 12TH JULY. They are attending to listen to our local Federation Representatives AND Members, regarding YOUR views about the current status of the Police Federation.
You will be aware that in today’s statement on the 2013 Spending Round, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that Government Departments would put in place plans to end automatic pay progression.
The Home Office budget will be cut by 6% in 2015/16 - with the police budget slashed by "less than that", the Chancellor announced today. West Midlands PCC Bob Jones said, "I am extremely disappointed by today's announcement. The further 6% cut to Home Office funding in 2015-16, if passed on in full to policing, means a further £27 million cut to West Midlands Police, in addition to the £126 million we've lost already. This could take the total cut to about £153 million - or over a fifth of the budget - in just five years."
This month police officers showcased exactly what they are best at – keeping the peace, ensuring the safety of both the communities in Northern Ireland and the leaders of the world at the G8 Summit. A professional job by all, in my opinion...
Responding to a joint report into the use of police custody as a place of safety for people with mental health needs, Kevin Huish, Police Federation lead on mental health comments