Download or view online the National Police Memorial Day Newsletter for April 2013. The day will be held on Sunday 29th September 2013.
The new West Midland Police Federation magazine is now available online. Features include: Chairman’s introduction; Champions will help Force be efficient and effective; West Midlands officers want Fed to campaign for right to strike ; Independent review of Federation - let us know your views; Tom Winsor to face Federation conference; Viewpoint: What would you ask at conference? and more . . .
Download a sneak peek of an article from our April / May Federation magazine on Viewpoints. In a new magazine feature, we asked Federation members for their views on a key topical issue.
Letter from the Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales regarding questions for the Home Secretary Theresa May at Conference.
Download a sneak peek on an article on Winsor from our April / May Federation magazine,
Message from Steve Williams Chairman of the National Police Federation (PFEW) regarding an extraordinary JCC meeting held yesterday in relation to the Independent review of the Police Federation.
Steve Williams, chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: “We are very saddened to hear of the death of Hampshire officer PC Steve Rawson while on duty in Southampton yesterday. Our thoughts are with his family and colleagues at this time.” John Apter, chair of Hampshire Police Federation, released the following statement: “The loss of one of our colleagues has shocked us all. During these difficult times the policing family comes together, the support from across the country has been humbling. Our priority is to give whatever support we can to PC Rawson’s family during the weeks and months ahead.” A donation fund has been setup by Hampshire Police Federation.
Paul Ford, Legislation Sub-Committee, Police Federation of England & Wales, said: “Cautions are a useful option for minor offences, and in some cases first time offenders. The public quite rightly deserve to know the reasons when cautions are used for more serious offences and it is this guidance around the statistics that has probably not been addressed appropriately. At times there are much wider factors that are taken into consideration when giving a caution including the wishes of the victim or whether the offender is a young person.
In last Wednesday's Guardian a man called Mike Ledwidge paid £11,400 of his own money to place the attached advertisement. He asked the federation to make you aware of his advertisement as it includes policing in the debate around ‘Why it has all gone wrong with our public services’. He will no doubt divide opinion but if you feel motivated he would appreciate feedback to the email address he supplies and/or for this to be circulated further, as he feels so passionately about this that he paid for this himself. It appears he is a police officer or a retired police officer but perhaps you know if this is the case.
Steve Williams, Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales said: "The case reported over the Easter weekend of the police officer taking a civil action against an individual has understandably caused widespread debate in the country - both the public and police officers have expressed concern that this type of case has been taken forward. I appreciate that this has unfortunately impacted on the wider reputation of British police officers who respond with no thought to their personal safety - day in, day out.