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eZine July 2017

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    Our bi-monthly Federation newsletter eZine gets emailed to members who sign up here! We'll also let you know when our magazine is published.

    Here are the stories covered in our latest edition:

    On duty officers could be prosecuted for careless or dangerous driving

    Tim Rogers, deputy secretary of West Midlands Police Federation and the national Federation lead on police pursuits, has written to all Federation members across England and Wales to remind them that “there are no legal exemptions from the offences of careless or dangerous driving” for officers responding to calls for help from the public. Read More

    Cuts have consequences

    A video which highlights the consequences of cuts to policing is soon to be launched by West Midlands Police Federation. Read More

    MPs urged to support their police

    The region’s newly elected MPs are being urged to call on the Government to invest in policing so the Force can deliver what is expected of it.Tom Cuddeford, chairman of West Midlands Police Federation, has written to all local MPs urging them to support their police officers by speaking up on their behalf in Parliament and asking them to campaign for increased funding for the service. Read More

    Chief calls for re-investment in policing

    The Chief Constable is calling for a re-investment in policing, admitting that protecting the region’s communities from terrorism was putting officers – and their families – under a huge strain. Read More

    Mental health issues rife among officers

    A West Midlands detective inspector has spoken out about the ‘rife’ sickness and mental health problems among police officers – and has warned some are at risk of harming themselves. Read More

    Officers who tackled armed robbers in line for bravery award

    PCs Ryan Patel and James Neilson were out on patrol when they spotted masked men entering a corner shop.  As they arrived at the scene, the offenders were coming out of the store and PC Neilson used his incapacitant spray in one of their faces, but this had little effect and he ran off. Read More

    Birmingham bobby honoured

    PC Gary Stack (38) works in the Birmingham Partnerships Team based in the city centre and received a British Empire Medal for services to policing and the community. Read More

    Ben Fund members give ‘Peels Retreat’ the thumbs up! 

    Peel’s Retreat is the new holiday of WMP Benevolent Fund. Just steps away from the sea it offers members and their families (including dogs) a great base to explore the beautiful Jurassic coastline. Read More

    Protect The Protectors – new bill could be discussed

    Officers across the country have taken part in a survey to try to ensure that proposed legislation providing better protection for police officers and other emergency service workers is discussed in Parliament. Read More

    Considering retirement?

    The seminars are open to officers in their last three years of service and are also open to their husband, wife or partner. They are held at the West Midlands Police Federation office at Guardians House in Sheldon. Read More

    Policing with Pride

    On hand to keep them fed and watered was the Police Federation’s Teapot 1 and 2– offering tea, coffee and other refreshments. Read More

    Roll up for the Federation Roadshow

    It is aimed at officers based in the Solihull area and will be held in the Vanessa Carroll Room at Solihull Police Station on Monday 17 July between 10am and 3pm. Read More

    Service of remembrance

    An annual service of remembrance held to commemorate police officers who have died while on duty takes place later this month. The service is held by Care of Police Survivors (COPS), a charity that supports the surviving families of fallen colleagues. Read More

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