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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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Today the policing family mourns the tragic loss of one of their finest officers, Paul McKeever, Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales. News of his sudden death came this morning. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with his family, friends and colleagues at this incredibly difficult time.
Police officers are being more cautious when responding to emergencies as the law still leaves them in a vulnerable position to be prosecuted for dangerous driving. As the Police Federation and the Association of Chief Police Officers hold the National Roads Policing Conference today, Alan Jones, federation lead on the issue, says officers need to be protected within legislation.
As part of our continuing efforts to encourage members to register to vote in the industrial rights ballot, we have today published on the PFEW website a flyer incorporating a ‘QR’ code which when scanned using a smartphone will take members directly to the ballot registration page
In March 2012 the Home Secretary wrote to the Independent Chair of the Police Advisory Board for England and Wales (PABEW) directing the Board to consider a number of recommendations from the Final Report of the Winsor Review of Police Officer and Staff Remuneration and Conditions. Some had a deadline of July 2012 while some have a deadline of July 2013. Discussion on these recommendations at PABEW took place in parallel to the consideration of a number of other recommendations from the Winsor Final Report by the Police Negotiating Board. At the PABEW meeting on 24 July 2012 the Board reached unanimous agreement on the recommendations set out below.
A fund has been launched for the family of a Police Constable who tragically died earlier this month. North Yorkshire Police Federation said it has been inundated with offers of support from police officers and members of the public since PC Andrew Bramma’s death on 5 January. PC Bramma, who was 32, died in a road traffic accident in the village of West Tanfield, near Ripon, while responding to an emergency call.