News that Surrey Police has halted its privatisation project has been welcomed by West Midlands Police Federation. Surrey was working in partnership with West Midlands Police on the project and had drawn up a list of six security companies – including G4S – to bid to take over some middle and back office roles.
Regarding the Deployment of Police Support Units and Police Officers from England and Wales to Northern Ireland for the 12th July Marching Season.
The Essex police constable shot and killed intervening in a dispute in Clacton-on-Sea yesterday was a hero who gave no thought for his own personal safety while protecting the community he served, according to the chairman of West Midlands Police Federation.
The payments – to study “the culture of the force” and the “experience of the customer” – were condemned as “entirely wrong” by a Birmingham MP who accused the force of “frittering away cash”. Steve McCabe, who represents Labour for Selly Oak and sits on the Commons’ Home Affairs Select Committee, said: “The force is facing the biggest cuts in its history and this year is the worst year of all.
Earlier this year we asked all officers to take part in an on line survey to gather data to enable a study of stress being suffered by officers as a consequence of the budget cuts. 2,026 employees of West Midlands Police completed the questionnaire in February 2012.
A police force cutting 620 jobs and shutting some of its stations 'frittered away' almost £500,000 on consultants paid to consider its 'culture' and 'customer journey'. West Midlands Police's decision to splash out so much money despite chopping £126 million off its budget has been branded 'astonishing' by one Birmingham MP.
The number of people who died during or after police contact in the last year has fallen, according to figures released today by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
Home Secretary Theresa May says discussions on proposals for changes to the police pension scheme will end by her deadline of 24 July and that a framework for reform will then be decided. In a letter to John Randall, independent chair of the Police Negotiating Board (PNB), the Home Secretary states that she hopes representatives of the Staff Side and the Official Side of PNB can reach a broad agreement on the main features of a new scheme.
Personal statement from Paul McKeever, Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales.
Letter from the Home Secretary to the PNB Independent Chair in respect of the consultation on police pensions reform.