Representatives of rank-and-file policemen have condemned plans to slash the starting salaries of new recruits by £4,000. The proposal, accepted by Home Secretary Theresa May, will see starting salaries for constables drop from around £23,000 to £19,000. But the plan, which emerged from the Winsor Report on policing reform, was attacked by the West Midlands Police Federation, even though the local force is not currently recruiting.
The Home Secretary has issued a Written Ministerial Statement on the PAT today.
Electoral Reform Services (ERS), have now been authorised to conduct a ballot on whether police officers should have the right to take industrial action. The ballot is due to take place between Thursday 31st January – Thursday 28th February 2013.
The Police Federation of England and Wales was saddened by the deaths of two serving officers this week.
A host of officers from the federated ranks of the police service were recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.
The Police Federation of England and Wales can confirm the website address where members can register to vote in the forthcoming ballot on the right for police officers to take industrial action.
We would like to wish all our members a very happy new year and all the very best for 2013!
The Chair elect, Steve Williams, has announced his intention to set up an independent panel to review the structure of the Police Federation of England & Wales to ensure it delivers on its objectives.
We are concerned to hear of the arrest of a serving police officer and fully support the subsequent investigation into this.
On the 3rd of June 2012 DC 4493 Mark Simmons passed away, suddenly and unexpectedly. Mark, at the time, was seconded to the Force's Economic Crime Unit.