The Home Affairs Select Committee has released a new report, New Landscape of Policing, which outlines some stark warnings about the Government’s approach to policing reform. Please find a response from the Police Federation of England and Wales’ Chairman, Paul McKeever .
Following the success of the inaugural Charity Bike Ride in April 2011 in aid of Children Today, a second event is being organised for 28 April 2012.
The numbers of officers considering leaving the police because of low morale over cuts is "extremely worrying", Paul McKeever, chair of the Federation told a fringe held at the Liberal Democrat Conference. Opening a discussion at a debate on policing and politics on Monday, Mr McKeever said police officers were "greatly demoralised".
BRAVE police officers have opened their hearts for a new book documenting their experiences as they faced looters and rioters who rampaged through the West Midlands.
The Police Federation of England and Wales today launches an ad campaign to beseech the Liberal Democrats to keep their promise on the police budget. The campaign appearing on posters across Birmingham and in today’s edition of the Independent draws attention to the Liberal Democrats’ manifesto promise to put an extra 3,000 officers on our streets. Instead, they are engaging in a 20% cut to the police budget which will see 16,000 fewer officers on the streets of the UK.
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper promised an independent review into policing as she heard first hand the anger of constables around the country at a national meeting this week. Download the full article.
Leicester MP Keith Vaz has challenged Theresa May on the decision to delay the election of police commissioners from May to autumn next year.
Download the Chairman's briefing from Paul McKeever.
Policy Exchange have today released a ‘far-reaching’ report on ways to make savings and lessen the cost of the service. Paul McKeever, Chairman of PFEW has been on BBC Breakfast, Radio 2 and Radio 5 this morning (alongside Blair Gibbs) highlighting the pit-falls of the report
The Police Federations of Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Mercia and the West Midlands have joined together in an attack on the Coalition Governments reform agenda.