Paul McKeever, Sir Hugh Orde & Sir Denis O’Connor took part in a live online Q&A session on the Guardian newspaper website today in regard to the ’Reading the Riots’ paper published this week. You can see the details and questions posted at the following link:
Officers on the frontline and in control rooms recall the 'living hell' of tackling riots in London, Liverpool, Salford and the West Midlands, and reflect on how it could have been even worse.
Three police forces may not be able to provide a "sufficiently efficient or effective service" in the future, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary has said. Its report on the impact of 20% funding cuts to police in England and Wales by 2015 said the Met Police, Devon and Cornwall and Lincolnshire were at risk.
Responding to publication today of the HMIC report ‘Policing in austerity: One year on’, Paul McKeever, Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, says:
Please find below a link to the Home Affairs Select Committee report below. They are not objecting to the appointment of Mr Winsor as HMCIC.
The Joint Central Committee today agreed to appoint Electoral Reform Services (ERS) to conduct the Industrial Rights Ballot. Representatives from ERS will be attending the JBB Chairs and Secretaries meeting on 18th July to provide an update on the process.
Paul McKeever has now received a reply from the Home Secretary to the joint letter with ACPO & PSAEW re: the appointment of Mr Winsor as HMCIC.
Responding to publication of the report, Tom Cuddeford, Deputy Chair of the West Midlands Police Federation says. Read the Press Release.
No doubt you will have heard by now that The Home Secretary has announced her preferred option for the vacant Chief HMI post. It is Tom Winsor.