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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
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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
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
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Co-conspirators in fake raid on security van convicted of £320,000 theft

Two accomplices who falsely reported a hold-up on a security van have been sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court to a total of nine-and-a-half years in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to steal almost £320,000. Cash-in-Transit driver Jimmy Kursley Doolly, 35, used his...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019
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Police officers find body-worn cameras “empowering” states London Metropolitan University study

New research has revealed widespread support among front line police officers for body-worn video cameras, with officers finding their use “empowering”. The independent study, conducted by criminologists at London Metropolitan University, looked at officers’ attitudes...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017
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
Home Secretary Amber Rudd
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Home Secretary unveils new transparency measures for Taser use by police service

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced that, from next month, UK police forces will be required to collect and publish detailed data on all their uses of force – including Taser usage. Adopting the recommendations of the David Shaw Review into police use of force, Rudd...
Posted On 03 Mar 2017
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“More smoke and mirrors from Government on subject of firearms officers” suggests Police Federation

On Thursday 28 April, the Home Office released the Police Use of Firearms and Police Use of Taser statistics. According to the Police Federation of England and Wales, these latest figures “show more smoke and mirror tactics” by the Government. Che Donald, lead on...
Posted On 04 May 2016
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