Today’s announcement from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) of an eight per cent increase in recorded crime in the last year is alarming, according to Tom Cuddeford, leader of West Midlands Police Federation. But Tom, interim chairman of the Federation branch which represents the Force’s constables, sergeants and inspectors, has welcomed the inclusion of fraud and cybercrime in the figures for the first time.
Just two per cent of officers have failed their fitness test according to figures released by the College of Policing today. The figures show an average pass rate of 98 per cent based on a total of 93,956 tests carried out between September 2014 and August 2015.
This year marks the 13th National Police Memorial Day which will be held at St Paul's Cathedral London on Sunday 25th September 2016. This annual event honours police officers throughout the United Kingdom who have given their lives in the line of duty.
Our Interim Chair Tom Cuddeford was interviewed by Phil Upton on BBC Cov & Warks on 13 July regarding the new Prime Minister and our Bravery Award Nominee Paul Hopley. Listen to the iPlayer radio stream from 02:09:48 until 02:13:14
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Unarmed West Midlands PC Paul Hopley who single-handedly tackled an axe-wielding man is set to meet the new Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday when she is expected to host a Downing Street reception for this year’s national Police Bravery Award nominees.
The Police Bravery Awards was held on Thursday 14th July 2016 at The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, London W1K 1QA.. PFEW have a stream of the event : http://polfed.glasgows.co.uk/bravery Every officer in England and Wales holds the Office of Constable and they are immensely proud to do so. It lies at the heart of our unique police service and encompasses so much, not least the responsibility of powers that are attributed to every officer who holds it.
We had been informed by retired officer Faulkner who had said the grave of PC Alfred Mitchinson was in dreadful state. PC Mitchinson was killed on duty on the 23rd November 1940 and the grave is located in the graveyard of Elmdon Church. The Cannabis Disposal Team at West Midlands Police agreed to help out!
Police officers' rights must be protected following EU exit vote With the UK voting to leave the European Union overnight the Police Federation of England and Wales will seek to ensure that the rights of its members are protected.
The next West Midlands Police Federation Roadshow is aimed at officers based at Birmingham North LPU.It is to be held in the Parade Room at Sutton Coldfield Police Station on Tuesday 5 July 2016 between 1000 and 1500. Member services providers will be available to talk to members and discuss the services they can provide.