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Home Secretary announces eight-week Police Covenant consultation

A Police Covenant has come a step closer with the announcement by Home Secretary Priti Patel of the launch of an eight-week consultation. The move has been welcomed by John Apter, the national chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, who is fully supportive of the...
Posted On 28 Feb 2020
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“Noticeable differences between police and service they provide” states HMICFRS

The public receives inconsistent service from its local police forces, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has said in a new report. Following the completion of HMICFRS’ Integrated PEEL Assessments (IPA) for 2018-2019, the...
Posted On 07 Feb 2020
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“Crime statistics show tactics aimed at tackling violence are working” states NPCC

The latest figures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) have been issued by the Office for National Statistics. They show that there has been no change in the overall levels of crime in the last year. However, there are variations in different types of crime. Chief...
Posted On 28 Jan 2020
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Figures issued by CPS reveal “violent reality” for Emergency Services workers

Magistrates, Judges and prosecutors alike need to pay attention to new guidelines which should see harsher sentences handed down to those who attack Emergency Services workers. That’s the view of the Police Federation following the release of new prosecution data from the...
Posted On 10 Jan 2020
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Police Federation reacts to Conservative Party victory at 2019 General Election

Policing must be at the heart of the new Government’s agenda and it must now deliver on its pre-General Election promises. That’s the considered view of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW). Giving his reaction to the Conservatives’ comprehensive victory in...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019
John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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Police Federation chair calls for urgent review of “growing mental health crisis”

The national chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales has called for a review of what he has called a “growing mental health crisis” as new figures revealed police officers dealt with 28% more cases in the last four years. An Institute for Government Performance...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
Mike Barley (left), Master of The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, and Detective Sergeant Joby Reeve
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Detective Sergeant Joby Reeve wins City of London Sheriffs’ Award for Bravery

Detective Sergeant (DS) Joby Reeve of the City of London Police has been selected for the ‘Principal Bravery Award’ by the Sheriffs of the City of London sitting at The Old Bailey. The prestigious accolade was presented to DS Reeve on Monday 7 October during the Annual Dinner of...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019
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Home Office announces first wave of 20,000 new police officer recruits

The Home Office has confirmed the officer recruitment targets for every police force in England and Wales for the first year of what’s described as an “unprecedented drive” to increase their ranks by 20,000 over the next three years. Strengthening police numbers...
Posted On 10 Oct 2019
Priti Patel
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Home Secretary Priti Patel outlines plans for policing during inaugural speech

In her first major speech since being appointed Home Secretary, Priti Patel has addressed attendees of the Police Superintendents’ Association’s (PSA) Annual Conference. The Home Secretary acknowledged that policing had been underfunded and under-supported, and outlined that...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019
John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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Police chiefs to hold emergency summit amid scourge of assaults on officers

The call for an emergency summit by police chiefs to improve officer safety in the wake of a spate of serious incidents is positive, but must be more than just words observes the Police Federation of England and Wales. Next month, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) will...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019