John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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The Government and Policing: Time to Turn Promising Words into Positive Actions

The world has watched Boris Johnson become leader of the Conservative Party and move into Number 10 as Prime Minister to succeed Theresa May. Since then, Johnson has reaffirmed his commitment to recruit 20,000 more police officers over the next three years, writes John Apter....
Posted On 29 Jul 2019
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Financial pressures “undermining confidence in the police” states Public Affairs Committee

Funding for police forces is down by nearly a fifth since 2010-2011, while there are nearly a fifth fewer officers and staff currently on the books. Inevitably there are consequences and forces are under increasing strain. Police forces cannot do everything and are prioritising...
Posted On 08 Nov 2018
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Home Affairs Committee warns of “dire consequences” without extra police funding

The Home Affairs Select Committee has urged the Government to prioritise policing in the Autumn Budget and the next Comprehensive Spending Review, warning that without any additional funding for policing, there will be “dire consequences” for public safety and...
Posted On 25 Oct 2018
Simon Kempton speaking at the Police Federation's Annual Conference
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Neighbourhood policing cuts represent “legitimate national security issue”

Cuts to neighbourhood policing are a “legitimate national security issue” and must be reversed. That’s is the view of Simon Kempton, lead for operational policing at the Police Federation of England and Wales. Speaking at the Federation’s Annual Conference held...
Posted On 30 May 2018
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Securitas supports Emergency Services and military operations with additional patrols

Following the explosion on a tube train at Parsons Green London Underground Station on the morning of Friday 15 September, which resulted in 30 people being injured, the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre increased the terrorism threat level posed in the UK from ‘Severe’...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017
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HMIC raises warning flag as police forces strive to cope with ever-increasing demand

The majority of police forces do a good job in keeping members of the public safe, with two thirds of forces being graded as either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) in a new report into police effectiveness. This year’s wide-ranging...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017
The Police Federation is warning that austerity measures are having a profound impact on the kind of service the police will be able to offer the public going forward
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Police Federation predicts ‘catastrophe’ if austerity cuts in officer numbers continue

The equivalent of nine police forces will be lost by next year if financial cutbacks continue to bite at the same rate, according to Steve White (chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales). White is warning that austerity measures are having a “profound...
Posted On 14 Feb 2015