The Independent Police Complaints Commission is to be expanded to deal with all serious complaints against the police, the Home Secretary announced today. The move was revealed as part of series of measures designed to ensure the highest standards of integrity in policing.
Latest on the Industrial Rights Ballot from Tom Cuddeford Deputy Chairman of West Midlands Police Federation.
Plans which could see 100 police officers being returned to front-line duties have been welcomed by West Midlands Police Federation chairman Ian Edwards. Mr Edwards, who represents the West Midlands Force’s constables, sergeants and inspecting ranks, has spoken out after Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Bob Jones this week outlined his draft Police and Crime Plan.
Message from Deputy Chairman Tom Cuddeford on the sad passing of Gary Addison.
Announcement from Sarah Stevens-Burns Chair of the Constables Branch Board on the sad passing of Chris Findley.
The ballot on whether the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) should seek industrial rights on behalf of members is now open. PFEW’s Joint Central Committee (JCC) had previously taken a decision to introduce an alternative question within the ballot that would take Compulsory Severance into consideration. This decision was revisited at the January statutory meeting of the JCC, when it was decided to simply ask members to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ in keeping with the original proposed motion from the Metropolitan Police Federation.
As of 01/02/2013 the Electoral Reform Service (ERS) have received 3,823 registrations from West Midlands Officers. This is approx 50% of eligible Officers, which is good news (nb. The figure supplied is raw data and the records counted are yet to be verified & de-duplicated). PLEASE ENCOURAGE your colleagues to Register for the Vote. They can still do so until 28th Feb, but will have to vote by 4pm on this date.
The Memorial service for the late Police Federation chairman, Paul McKeever, will be held at 12pm on Saturday 9 February, 2013 at Southwark Cathedral. We anticipate the service will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. If you wish to register your attendance please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Places are limited so please do register your attendance as soon as you are able.
Regardless of whether you are in favour or against PFEW seeking industrial rights for Police Officers, it is crucial thatALL OFFICERS REGISTER TO VOTE and TAKE PART IN THE BALLOT. The ballot on whether the Police Federation of England and Wales should seek industrial rights on behalf of police officers opened yesterday, on Thursday 31 January and will run until THURSDAY 28TH FEBRUARY.