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  • The leader of West Midlands Police Federation is welcoming police officers from across the UK and overseas to Birmingham this week for the annual national conference of the Police Federation of England and Wales which is being hosted in the city for the first time. Tom Cuddeford, chairman of the West Midlands Police branch of the staff association, says the conference, which is being held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) tomorrow and Wednesday (16 and 17 May) will provide a great opportunity to showcase Birmingham and all it has to offer.

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  • Officers from West Midlands Police Federation will be making a poignant trip to London today for the funeral of PC Keith Palmer. Thousands of police officers and staff, as well as other emergency service workers and members of the public, will line the streets of the capital ahead of the full police service funeral which is being held at 2pm at Southwark Cathedral. PC Palmer was stabbed to death in the Westminster terror attack on 22 March which left four people dead and around 50 people injured, including three other Metropolitan Police officers.

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  • West Midlands Police Federation has welcomed a watchdog inspection report that grades the Force as ‘good’ in terms of its effectiveness at keeping people safe and reducing crime. But Tom Cuddeford, interim chairman of the Federation branch which represents the Force’s constables, sergeants and inspecting ranks, says the report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) also highlights some areas of concern and identifies that the Force needs to improve the way in which it protects those who are vulnerable from harm and supports victims.

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  • SURVEY REVEALS LOW MORALE IN WEST MIDLANDS FORCE Please see below Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

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  • An independent review which has called for fundamental reform to improve the Police Federation has been welcomed by the chairman of the West Midlands branch of the staff association. Ian Edwards says that while the report makes uncomfortable reading the need for change is undeniable.

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