Tom Cuddeford was on the BBC Radio West Midlands Breakfast show this morning discussing yesterdays announcement regarding the closure of 3 police stations in the West Midlands and Cuts to the Police Service. Tom says "Sad state of affairs; However, we can see both sides of the argument"
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Dear Colleagues, we have been requested by the National Federation to complete the below survey regarding the new College of Policing. Your input will assist directly in influencing how the professional body operates. National Federation Rep's have been identified, from all three Rank's, who will be pressing hard for the College to recognise and respond to Police Officer views, so that the body is truly OUR Professional Body and not just something that's imposed on us and adds no value to the service.
We have been asked to assist with a survey which is being conducted by Professor Jennifer Brown, Deputy Chair of the Independent Commission into the Future of Policing in England and Wales. The Independent Police Commission, as a consequence of the findings of the earlier surveys, is seeking further information from Federation members.
Responding to the budget announcement on a 1% pay cap for public sector workers, Ian Rennie, General Secretary, Police Federation of England and Wales says: "The Chancellor of the Exchequer has today announced that pay awards in the public sector will be limited to an average of one per cent in 2015-16. This is in addition to the one per cent pay limits already announced for 2013-14 and 2014-15.
Responding to the news that the police are to stop attending every report of a missing person to focus on cases where people are most at risk. Steve White, vice-chairman, Police Federation of England and Wales says; “We welcome this news from ACPO and through our own work have been supporting this policy change for many years. Making sure we play our part in protecting the most vulnerable in society is at the heart of what the police do. We must be able to use the scarce resources available in the most effective way, which includes officers using their discretion and professional judgement to make essential risk assessments on each case.
Responding to the proposed further cuts likely to be announced in today’s budget, Steve White, vice chairman, Police Federation of England and Wales says:
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“The increases to police officer pension contributions confirmed by the government are unjustified and unaffordable for our members. “Police officers already pay a higher contribution rate than the majority of other public sector workers on comparable salaries.