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.
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PFEW is being featured in a new ITN documentary entitled ‘Policing for the future’ hosted by Natasha Kaplinsky. The documentary covers issues around firearms, new technologies such as body-worn cameras and safeguarding officers’ wellbeing and mental health. We have a short trailer is now available, the actual full programme will go live from Monday 23 May 2016.
The next West Midlands Police Federation Roadshow is aimed at officers based at Solihull LPU. It is to be held in the Vanessa Carroll room at Solihull Police Station on Wednesday 11 May between 1000 and 1500.
Millie Bea, aged 2 yrs, is the daughter of one of our members, DC Natalie Hughes. Millie has spastic diplegia cerebral palsy and the family are currently fundraising for her to have an operation called SDR (Selective dorsal rhizotomy) which will enable her to walk. Currently she is unable to walk independently. The cost of the operation is approx £40,000 which is not funded on the NHS. Please can I request that you consider donating to this very worthy cause by following the below link.
The high-stress nature of the job is driving several police officers to consider suicide, says the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW). Its Welfare Support Programme (WSP), set up by the Police Firearms Officers Association (PFOA) and PFEW, has seen the number of ‘vulnerable and at risk’ officers on its books soar in the 10 months since the scheme started.