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.
The Police Federation of England and Wales has appointed the Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) to act as the secretariat to the Independent Review. The RSA has a unique reputation for high quality research and innovative practical projects which are both rigorous and completely independent.
The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) can today confirm the result of its ballot on pursuing the right for officers to take industrial action. Officers from all federated ranks (Police Constable to Chief Inspector) of the police service had the opportunity to take part in the ballot.
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Letter from the Home Office to Ian Edwards Chairman of the West Midlands Police Federation regarding Police Pensions.
Voting statistics for the West Midlands Police Force in the Industrial Rights Ballot: Number of eligible officers who registered: 4,376 Number of registered officers who voted: 3,499 Turnout (of registered officers): 79.96 % Numbers voting ‘Yes’: 3,060 87.45 % Number voting ‘No’: 439 12.55 % Number spoilt: 0 The number of West Mids Officers eligible to vote is 7651. Therefore 45.73% of those eligible DID vote.