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  • Chris Jones, secretary of the West Midlands Police Federation has reported today that that its officers were being prepared to guard the Ricoh Arena in Coventry as part of the London 2012 Games, amid concerns G4S would not be able to cover the security requirements.

    Posted In Tagged Chris Jones, G4S

  • Police leaders fear public safety could be put at risk during the London Olympics after security firm G4S admitted it had failed to recruit and train enough guards. Ian Edwards, chairman of West Midlands Police Federation, has spoken out after yesterday’s Government announcement that up to 3,500 extra troops would be drafted in for security duties during the Games.

    Posted In Tagged G4S, Olympics, Ian Edwards, Simon Reed

  • 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.

    Posted In Tagged Ian Edwards, Privatisation

  • Joint Press Release - PFNI & PFEW

    Posted On 11 Jul 2012

    Regarding the Deployment of Police Support Units and Police Officers from England and Wales to Northern Ireland for the 12th July Marching Season.

    Posted In Tagged Paul McKeever

  • Tributes to Essex PC

    Posted On 10 Jul 2012

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Deaths after police contact fall

    Posted On 9 Jul 2012

    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).

    Posted In Tagged 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.

    Posted In Pension Tagged Pension, Theresa May