The Police Federation of England and Wales response: The news that a police officer lost their life, defending the safety of others, has left both colleagues and the public numb. “No words can capture how members of the policing family will feel after today’s horrific events,” Steve White, Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said.
Police charities united today to improve access for officers and their loved ones. More than 20 organisations attended the Police Charities UK launch, signalling their commitment to work in partnership and share best practice to provide the best support possible to the wider policing ‘family'.
Police officers' rights must be protected following EU exit vote With the UK voting to leave the European Union overnight the Police Federation of England and Wales will seek to ensure that the rights of its members are protected.
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?
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.
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.
Message to Members regarding the PFEW Fraud Investigation from Deputy Chair Tom Cuddeford.
In the face of the 1% public sector pay limit set by the Treasury, the Police Federation is asking for a pay increase of 2.8% for all police officers. In its second submission to the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB), a joint submission with the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales, the Police Federation has asked for an annual uplift in line with the average private sector increase.