A survey published today shows that police officers in West Midlands believe the government cut of 20 percent of the police budget over the next four years and a reduction in police officer numbers will have a detrimental effect on crime levels and result in the public getting a poorer service.
BAFTA Award Winning Television Company is producing a new BBC3 crime documentary series. We are looking to speak to police officers about the most unusual or bizarre crimes of their careers and how they were solved.
According to the UK Police Federations which represent officers in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, the proposed amendments to the Police (Health and Safety) Act, 1997, will prevent members of the public from being able to make claims for injuries or actions taken by the Police. This will not only damage public accountability but will deny UK police officers the same rights as other workers in Europe
The commutation factors for the Police Pension Scheme (PPS) 1987, have been revised and issued by the Government Actuary’s Department (GAD). The new factors will apply to any member who retires on or after 20 April 2011.
Read the latest updates on the recent reports and cuts from the National Police Federation
BACKING FOR FEDERATION CALL for Royal Commission Andy Gilbert, Chairman of the West Midlands Police Federation, issued the following statement
The Government’s decision to effectively downgrade the value of public sector pensions is to be challenged by the police and five other organisations representing workers in the public sector .
We are aware that the Home Secretary has set a deadline of 26 July, the date of our next full meeting, for the PNB to complete its consideration of the recommendations in Tom Winsor’s first report and reach agreement.
West Midlands Police Fedration's second Winsor report special, keeping you up-to-date with the latest policing issues.