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Government prioritises well-being and mental health of police officers and staff in new support package

The Government and the police watchdog – namely Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) – will work together to put the well-being and mental health of staff and officers at the heart of policing following a landmark review....
Posted On 11 Jul 2019
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Home Office confirms police officers to receive 2% pay increase in 2018-2019

Police officers will be awarded a pay rise of 2% in 2018 to 2019. This will mean that average pay for a police constable will now be more than £38,600 per year. The increase will consist of a 2% pay increase for all police officer ranks, a 2% increase to the London weighting...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
Karen Stephens: Secretary of the PFNDF
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Detectives across England and Wales “in crisis” suggests Police Federation’s National Detectives’ Forum

Force-level reports issued on the state of detective policing in England and Wales “make for grim reading”, suggests the Police Federation’s National Detectives’ Forum (PFNDF). These reports follow on from the headline findings of last month’s Police Federation...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
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Home Office confirms rank and file police officers to receive 2% pay award in 2017-2018

The Government has recognised what it refers to as “the extraordinary efforts” of the police service over the past year and, in light of independent recommendations made by the Police Remuneration Review Body in addition to the Senior Salaries Review Body, has...
Posted On 14 Sep 2017
Left to Right: PC Bruce, SNP MP Chris Stephens, Nick Smart and Calum Macleod
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Police Federation’s bold call to ‘Protect the Protectors’ gains Parliamentary support

A Bill calling for harsher sentences for those who assault police officers and other Emergency Services workers has cleared its first hurdle at Parliament. Halifax MP Holly Lynch (Labour), who’s determinedly championing the Police Federation’s campaign to...
Posted On 13 Feb 2017
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Police Federation issues warning that police service is ‘still haemorrhaging officers’

The Police Federation has warned that the police service is continuing to haemorrhage officers as the latest Home Office figures show an alarming drop of nearly 21,500 serving police officers since 2009. Police Federation chairman Steve White explained: “This is a wake-up...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
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Use of body-worn cameras sees complaints against police ‘virtually vanish’ finds University of Cambridge study

An extensive year-long study of almost 2,000 police officers operational across UK and US forces has shown that the introduction of wearable cameras led to a 93% drop in complaints made against the police by members of the public, in turn suggesting such cameras result in...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
Peter Webster
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CSAS: A Power for Good?

First established by the Police Reform Act back in 2002, Community Safety Accreditation Schemes (CSAS) are realising a significant impact on the private security sector. Peter Webster outlines exactly how and why more security companies are being afforded enhanced powers in their...
Posted On 22 Sep 2015
Metropolitan Police Service Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley
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UK Counter-Terrorism Security Update issued by Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley

In light of the terror attacks in Paris, the UK’s police service has subsequently been reviewing its overall security posture. As a result, Metropolitan Police Service Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley – the National Policing Lead for Counter-Terrorism – has...
Posted On 19 Jan 2015