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Vernon Coaker, Shadow Policing Minister, talks about the defeat of the Police Reform Bill in the House of Lords and the future of the Directly Elected Police and Crime.
An open letter has been sent to Sir Hugh Orde, the President of ACPO, to express concern at his non-attendance at the Police Federation Conference in Bournemouth, passing the opportunity to listen and respond to officers and representatives of the government.
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.