The Police Federation is encouraging officers to lobby their MPs as a debate on police pensions is set to take place in Westminster next week which could help ensure their voices are heard. Keith Vaz, chair of the Home Affairs Committee, has tabled the discussion on police pensions for a Westminster Hall debate next Wednesday, November 28, which will enable MPs to speak on the issue and be answered by a government minister responsible for pensions.
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones this morning made the following statement on the Business Partnering for Police Programme:
West Midlands Police Federation chairman Ian Edwards has called on the new police and crime commissioner (PCC) to explain his three priorities for policing. Bob Jones was elected after the first elections for PCCs last Thursday. There was only a 12.3 per cent turn-out in the West Midlands.
Bob Jones has been elected as the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner after the election that took place on Thursday 15th November 2012.
Colleagues, please download the Police Federation App below onto your mobile devices. It will provide you with up to date Federation information, including on going details about the forthcoming vote for Industrial Right's, for all officers early next year.
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With the police service facing one of the most challenging periods of its existence, the Police Federation of England and Wales has commissioned a book of essays on the future of policing.
The petition has now reached over 100,000 signatures, please read the update on the petition website
In January/February 2013 members of the Police Federation of England and Wales are to be asked to vote on whether or not they wish the Federation to seek to obtain industrial rights.