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  • The Police Federation of England and Wales response: The news that a police officer lost their life, defending the safety of others, has left both colleagues and the public numb. “No words can capture how members of the policing family will feel after today’s horrific events,” Steve White, Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said.

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  • West Midlands Police Federation’s interim chairman has expressed his sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Metropolitan Police officer Keith Palmer who was killed in the Westminster terror attack yesterday.

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  • eZine March 2017

    Posted On 16 Mar 2017

    Here is a copy of our bi-monthly Federation newsletter eZine, why not sign up!

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  • National Police Memorial Day 2017

    Posted On 7 Mar 2017

    National Police Memorial Day is an annual event to honour police officers killed in the line of duty. This year's National Police Memorial Day will be held on Sunday 24 September in Cardiff.

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  • Government approval for a new generation of Taser is welcome - but it does not answer how forces will be able to fund its roll-out, according to West Midlands Police Federation interim chairman Tom Cuddeford. The Home Office announced its approval of the new X2 model of Taser for police in the UK last week.

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  • West Midlands Police Federation has welcomed a watchdog inspection report that grades the Force as ‘good’ in terms of its effectiveness at keeping people safe and reducing crime. But Tom Cuddeford, interim chairman of the Federation branch which represents the Force’s constables, sergeants and inspecting ranks, says the report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) also highlights some areas of concern and identifies that the Force needs to improve the way in which it protects those who are vulnerable from harm and supports victims.

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  • The next West Midlands Police Federation Roadshow will take place in Bloxwich on 5 April in Conference Room First Floor between 10am and 3pm.

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  • Concern over latest IPCC proposal

    Posted On 22 Feb 2017

    New guidance which states firearms officers should be separated from each other after a death or serious injury incident have been called into question by the Police Federation. In a draft document published by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the watchdog has said it has to keep open the possibility of bringing prosecutions against armed officers and produced guidance that said police should not be allowed to confer before, during or after making their statements about a shooting.

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  • Our Federation Office will be closed from 1000-1200 on Friday 24 February for Staff training. Please email us on westmidlandspf@polfed.org with any enquires or call us on 0121 700 1200 in normal office hours outside these times. This closure is due to a staff training and we are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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  • Police charities join forces

    Posted On 17 Feb 2017

    Police charities united today to improve access for officers and their loved ones. More than 20 organisations attended the Police Charities UK launch, signalling their commitment to work in partnership and share best practice to provide the best support possible to the wider policing ‘family'.

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