A police officer from the Met has set up an e-petition seeking recognition for the work of Paul McKeever – chair of the Police Federation who died earlier this month. PC James Chespy is seeking support for the petition which needs to garner 100,000 signatures which could mean it will then be debated in the House of Commons.
This pamphlet seeks to set out the expectations placed upon those who hold the Office of Constable and the legal status of the coercive powers that are attributed to such office holders. It is right and proper that police officers perform their duties to the highest of standards and integrity. We must never forget that these principles and values also place restrictions on our professional and private lives.
This week the Police Federation's ballot will open, asking the police officers it represents whether or not they wish the organisation to seek for them the right to take industrial action. PFEW understands that for many in our society the restrictions upon police officers, including their inability to lawfully take industrial action, are an integral and important feature of the Office of Constable. However, the demands which have led to this ballot reflect a growing feeling of frustration among police officers with a range of issues facing officers and the police service.
Message from John Tooms, Deputy Discipline Secretary. At present there has been a change to PSD policy - Federation Discipline Reps are no longer given advance notice of the serving of a Regulation 14a/15 Notice (666s). Should you be served with a Reg 14a/15 Notice, you should seek the advice of a Police Federation Discipline Representative as soon as practicable and before making any response. You should not be asked any questions by the officer serving the Regulation 14a/15 Notice. You should sign the Notice, keep your copy and provide a copy of your PNB if requested.
In July 2011, the Home Secretary consulted the Police Negotiating Board (PNB) on her proposals to increase the amount paid by police officers into the police pension scheme (PPS) and new police pension scheme (NPPS) by an average of 3.2 percent over a three year-period beginning in April 2012.
Read the message from Chris Jones regarding the Ballot.
West Midlands Police Federation has paid tribute to PC 5546 Richard (Rich) Williams who died while on a skiing holiday in the French Alps yesterday. Ian Edwards, chairman, has expressed condolences to Rich’s family on behalf of the Federation.
The Police Federation of England and Wales was extremely saddened to learn of the death of Michael Winner, a passionate supporter of the police service. Mr Winner founded the Police Memorial Trust in 1984, following the murder of Metropolitan Police PC Yvonne Fletcher.
Responding to the news that an off duty Greater Manchester Police officer has been killed, Steve Williams, chairman, Police Federation of England and Wales says; "Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies are with the family, friends and colleagues of PC Gareth Francis at this extremely difficult time. May he rest in peace."
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