Steve White: chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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“Policing must be put ahead of politics” urges Police Federation chairman Steve White

Speaking at the organisation’s Annual Conference, Police Federation chairman Steve White has called upon whomever forms the new Government to make policing a priority. In his speech to an audience including Home Secretary Amber Rudd, White addressed a number of issues...
Posted On 17 May 2017
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New squad formed by Ministry of Justice in bid to tackle drone threat to prison security

A specialist squad of prison and police officers has been formed to tackle the threat posed by drones to prison security, Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah has announced. The team of investigators will work closely with national law enforcement agencies and Her Majesty’s Prison...
Posted On 17 Apr 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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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
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Police Welfare Support Programme numbers soar as officers ‘consider suicide’

Traumatised police officers are flocking in ever greater numbers to a support programme for ‘vulnerable and at risk’ cases. According to the Police Federation, the number of individuals accessing the dedicated Welfare Support Programme Hotline has nearly tripled in just five...
Posted On 12 Aug 2016
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“Illegal mobile telephones used in prisons to be cut off” announces Home Office

Inmates running criminal operations from behind bars will be targeted by the Government thanks to new powers to cut off mobile phones being used illegally in prisons.  Nearly 15,000 mobile phones and SIM cards were recovered in jails last year, with recent high profile cases...
Posted On 11 Aug 2016
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Technical collaboration launches “voyage of Discovery” for front line police officers

A collaboration between digital forensics specialist Evidence Talks and investigations and intelligence consultancy Blue Lights Digital is said to be “radically improving policing capability in the 21st Century”. Evidence Talks has chosen Discovery – a mobile...
Posted On 25 May 2016
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Standardised police training “will need to benefit the public” urges Police Federation

A standardised training framework for police officers is a good idea as long as there’s “a tangible benefit to the public” states the Police Federation of England and Wales. The College of Policing has announced the beginning of consultation around proposals to...
Posted On 22 Feb 2016
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Policing, Politics… and a Point to Prove

The introduction of new technology is accepted by all parties involved as being wholly beneficial for UK policing. Indeed, the consequences of ignoring systems development are demonstrably myriad for law enforcement, but there’s still the fundamental challenge of...
Posted On 03 Feb 2016
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Police Federation calls on Government to increase officers’ pay by 2.8%

In the face of the 1% public sector pay increase limit set by Chancellor George Osborne and Her Majesty’s Treasury, the Police Federation of England and Wales is now asking for a pay rise of 2.8% for all police officers. In its second submission to the Police Remuneration...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016