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  • Police officers in England and Wales have two weeks left to vote in the industrial rights ballot. The Police Federation is once again urging those who have not yet registered to vote to do so at www.votebyinternet.com/policefed2013 The ballot is open to all officers from the Federated ranks and runs until 28 February, with registration closing at 4pm on 26 February. Steve Williams, Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW), said: “The police service is going through a period of unprecedented change.

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  • We are looking to canvas the views and opinions of our members, with a view to providing subsequent input into the forthcoming review of the Police Federation of England and Wales.

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  • 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.

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  • Latest on the Industrial Rights Ballot from Tom Cuddeford Deputy Chairman of West Midlands Police Federation.

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  • 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.

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  • Message from Deputy Chairman Tom Cuddeford on the sad passing of Gary Addison.

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  • Announcement from Sarah Stevens-Burns Chair of the Constables Branch Board on the sad passing of Chris Findley.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Paul McKeever Memorial Service

    Posted On 4 Feb 2013

    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 memorial@polfed.org. Places are limited so please do register your attendance as soon as you are able.

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