An unarmed West Midlands police officer who single-handedly took on an axe-wielding man has been nominated for a Police Bravery Award. Constable Paul Hopley will be recognised at the 21st Police Bravery Awards on 14 July. The awards honour and recognise police officers who performed outstanding acts of bravery while on or off duty, and are sponsored by Police Mutual.
Now available online to stream 'Federation for the Future' - hear from PFEW Chair and General Secretary #AskFed on 4 July at 1900 #AskFed
Members approaching retirement are being urged to attend special seminars organised by West Midlands Police Federation. The next available seminars are on Thursday 26th May, Thursday 30th June, Thursday 4th August, Thursday 1st September, Thursday 20th October and Thursday 1st December they are held at Guardians House in Sheldon.
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West Midlands Police Federation welcomes re-opening of Birmingham pub bombings inquests.
The following information is for members who have the RAC cover within the Group Insurance scheme. The RAC have asked us to pass on the following guidance which they hope will be helpful to members who are planning to drive to France whilst the strikes are still causing problems with fuel: ‘RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said: “The fuel shortage situation in France caused by industrial action is unfortunately worsening. Initially the problems were focussed on northern France from Brittany to Calais, but we are now getting reports from the central, western and southern regions of the country too.
Better treatment and protection for police firearms officers trying to protect the public is urgently needed. That’s the key message of a feature report in ‘Policing for the Future’, a 60-minute news and current affairs-style programme, produced by the Police Federation of England and Wales and ITN Productions. With the Home Office promising an uplift of 1500 ‘extra’ firearms officers to combat terrorism threats, the Federation and policing partners ask the questions - Where will these officers come from? How will they be funded? Will there be enough protection to encourage officers to train up?
The next West Midlands Police Federation Roadshow is aimed at officers based at Wolverhampton LPU. It is to be held in the Old Bar at Wolverhampton Police Station on Tuesday 21 June between 1000 and 1500. Member services providers will be available to talk to members and discuss the services they can provide.
As in past annual reports, this annual PFEW Public Value Report gives a brief overview and snapshot of some activities of the Police Federation in the past year from May 2015 to May 2016.
Each year the Police Federation holds its annual conference in May, a pivotal event in the policing calendar where representatives from the 43 forces throughout England and Wales, as well as from Scotland, Northern Ireland and overseas, come together to share good practice and debate issues affecting policing. Police Federation Conference 2016 will take place 17 – 19 May at the Bournemouth International Centre. This year we have adopted our current campaign Believe in Blue as our theme and strapline.