West Midlands Police Federation has been inundated with requests from police officers wishing to pass on their sincere thanks to the public of the West Midlands for their support and good wishes following the demands of last week. Every phone call to local radio stations, emails and letters that have been published in local newspapers, every handshake and every cup of tea that the public have made for officers is very much appreciated.
The full transcript of the Public Disorder debate in Parliament on 11th August 2011
Paul McKeever, Chairman of the Police Federation of England & Wales today requested to see Home Secretary Theresa May to discuss the riots, and the request has been refused.
The revolt of England's feral youth could hardly have come at a worse time for police. Overstretched forces are "scraping the barrel" in the desperate battle to bring the rioting crisis under control, rank and file officers say. As well as claims of rock-bottom morale over the biggest force budget cuts in modern times, a series of legal battles over public order tactics has heightened pressure on frontline decision making.
The Police Federation has called for the complete support of the government community leaders and the public to help police to put a stop to the riots spreading across London.
Download the letter from Theresa May to Ian Rennie regarding the Pension Contribution Rate
Staff Side of Police Negotiating Board Media Release 26 July 2011 Anger and disappointment as Police Negotiating Board registers failure to agree on police pay proposals
Today HMIC have published a report entitled ‘Adapting to Austerity’
Over the past few weeks the reputation of the police service has become the focus on much media and political attention. The Police Federation of England & Wales have therefore issued the following statement to the media which makes clear that, despite allegations against certain individuals, the British police service is professional, open and accountable and that those working within it have every reason to be proud and should hold their heads high.
The Police Federation for England and Wales has organised a ‘Day of Action’ to highlight the impact of Government cuts to policing, including an open-meeting and lobbying event in the heart of Westminster on 13 July.