Public debate needed on future of drugs legislation

Lead on drugs policy calls for public debate on outdated drugs legislation

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 Officers’ outstanding bravery to be honoured at awards

Courageous heroes from across the country have been nominated for their outstanding bravery

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 Blog: Uncertainty surrounds ‘missing’ £3m of Welsh police training cash

Sam Roberts, lead for Wales, asks what's happened to the £3m Apprentice Levy collected from the forces in Wales

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 Blog: Cosmetic campaign nothing short of 'reckless and foolhardy'

Chair Calum Macleod reflects on Lush's campaign which sparked public outrage & badged all police officers as 'liars'

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 Toll on officers 'disgraceful and unsustainable'

Reaction as latest HMICFRS report highlights demand, capacity and welfare as the main issues facing policing

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 Blog: Experience, and not just knowledge, counts

Chair Calum Macleod responds to yesterday's announcement about Direct Entry scheme

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 National seminar will address issues affecting police custody

Delegates will hear of challenges officers face working in custody

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 Direct-entry detectives scheme ‘not the answer’

Lead of Detectives’ Forum says new scheme is an insult to hardworking detectives

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 Queen’s Birthday Honours announced

Federation would like to see more recognition for rank and file officers

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 Lush retract ‘Spy Cops’ campaign following public backlash

Cosmetic company suspend campaign after offensive 'anti-police' window displays spark public backlash

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 'Naive to think cuts have no effect on crime'

Comments by Met Commissioner back PFEW's warnings that police cuts would fuel a rise in crime

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  ‘Gaping hole’ in new counter-terror plan

Federation reacts to Home Secretary's speech

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 Thanks for your support, chair tells public

Our chair thanks public for their support for officers after national campaign sparks fury

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 Cosmetic campaign badged 'damaging and distasteful'

Chair hits back at campaign launched by British Cosmetic Company ‘Lush’

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 Hard-hitting ‘Reality of Policing’ video a huge success

“Impactive” and “emotive” video which shows realities of being a police officer proves social media sensation

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 Reality of policing made loud and clear

Annual Conference has closed for another year with key messages being delivered during a packed two days

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 Neighbourhood policing cuts a "security issue"

Conference hears how combatting terrorism has been affected by cuts to policing

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 Home Secretary responds to questions on police cuts

Police numbers and station closures raised with new Home Secretary Sajid Javid

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 New recruits' salaries continue to prove contentious

We feel the proposed starting salary for some new recruits is too low

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 Conference enjoys a lively Q&A with new Home Sec

Thorny issues were covered, including pay and resources, Taser and spit and bite guards

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 Reality in detective policing hits home

Conference session highlights the important role of detectives and the current crisis in the field

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 Federation challenges new Home Secretary on firearms

Home Secretary Sajid Javid was challenged over the delay of a review looking into better protections for firearms officers.

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 A career for life… for five years

Research suggests policing is no longer necessarily considered a long-term profession

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 National Chair's reaction to Home Secretary's speech

Calum Macleod welcomes the new Home Secretary's approach to policing

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 Home Secretary warned to learn lessons his predecessors failed to

Chair Calum Macleod delivers his keynote speech at conference

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 Policing Minister commits to supporting fair police pay

Lively debate over police pay sees Policing Minister stunned and stuck for words before assuring his support

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 Policing Minister signals the end of cuts

Nick Hurd said he has heard police calls for more investment

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 Does stop search reduce knife crime?

All speakers agreed that stop and search had a role to play in reducing violent crime

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 There are not enough police to keep public safe

Straw poll shows 97% of delegates agree

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 "Police officer fatigue cannot be ignored"

Fatigue should never be dismissed as being 'just part of the job'

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 Police let down by ‘weak legislation'

A police officer who was viciously attacked feels let down by weak sentencing

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 Changing from IPCC to IOPC ‘not just a new logo’

Head of the new police watchdog outlined his key steps after years of mistrust from police

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 New watchdog unveils reform

IOPC promises change  - but faces barrage over officer shooting

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 Avon & Somerset officer recognised with national award

PC Tina Newman has helped transform attitudes towards sex workers

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 A ‘cautious welcome’ for police drivers’ consultation

Our Pursuits Lead responds to Goverment's trained police drivers consultation announcement

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 Less than 24 hours until our most interactive conference yet

Less than 24 hours to go until our Annual Conference in Birmingham

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 Blog: Less talk, more action, Home Secretary

Chair Calum Macleod on what he is expecting from the Government ahead of next week's conference

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 Numbers of armed officers still falls short

Vice Chair response to NPCC announcement on "uplift" in armed officer

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 Coundown to Conference

Less than a week until our most interactive conference yet

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 Are you a member of these forces? Vote for your Branch Chair now

Members, find out if there are contested elections in your force and how to vote

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 Blog: Why Mental Health Awareness is so important to me

Vice-Chair Ché Donald explains why supporting wellbeing is so personal to him

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 Blog: The reality of detective policing - not some TV drama

Karen Stephens, PFEW Detectives lead, blogs about the challenges faced by investigators

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 Chair responds to appointment of new Home Secretary

Chair responds to appointment of Home Secretary Sajid Javid

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 Watered down 'Assaults Bill' passes

Protect the Protectors Bill clears the Commons but police disappointed as key provisions don't go far enough

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 Violent offences at all-time high as police numbers plummet

Stark warning issued as latest crime statistics show violent crime at highest ever

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 Federation complaint about six-year IPCC probe takes another year

Federation disappointed by length of time new police watchdog took but says it will continue to work with organisation going forward

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 New videos show the harsh reality of policing

Police and other emergency services share experiences of being assaulted in new video

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 Blog: Chair reflects on 25 years since Stephen Lawrence murder

Police officers have a duty to protect the communities we serve - and in order to do that we should mirror them.

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 Blog: Salisbury operations and deployment update

Update from Simon Kempton, Operational Lead, on the Federation's role since the attack in early March

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 Countdown to the most interactive conference yet

There's less than six weeks until Annual Conference

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 Officer rest days are 'Vital'

Members need to be able to take the time off they are owed in order to protect their own welfare and public safety

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 Elections: Workplace representative results are published

Reps across England and Wales are elected to represent the interests of members

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 Home Sec ‘ignoring elephant in the room’

Federation blasts Amber Rudd for ignoring policing cuts

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 Annual pay and morale survey launches

This is the only survey to provide a national picture of police officers’ views on their pay and conditions

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 Response to Amber Rudd's statement on police cuts

'Enough police' to tackle rise in violent crime, says Home Secretary

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 Gender pay inequality still persists

Our response to gender pay gap figures

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 Federation fears over bail shake-up confirmed

Inspectors confirm bail shake up leaves the vulnerable at risk, as Federation warned

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 Campaign urges motorists ‘don’t stream and drive’

The Federation is backing an officer's campaign highlighting the dangers of livestreaming while driving

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 Tackling knife crime – our response to Government campaign

Stop and Search lead Alex Duncan gives his reaction to the Home Office’s new initiative to combat knife crime

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 Blog: Reflections a year after Westminster Attack

On the anniversary of the devastating terrorist attack in London, Chair Calum Macleod shares his thoughts

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 We deserve a pay rise like NHS workers

Response to NHS workers' pay rise

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 Government needs to act now to avoid policing crisis

Peel Report on police effectiveness proves ‘cracks’ are showing in the service

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 Equalities Reps enhance skills at seminar

PFEW seminar for Equality Liaison Officers tackles hot topics including capability dismissal and discrimination

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 Pursuits Bill last-minute delay

Bitter disappointment which prolongs threat to cops

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 Chair's response to the 2018 Spring Statement

Calum Macleod's thoughts on the Chancellor of the Exchequer's speech

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 National campaign warns of the crisis in detective policing

Detective policing on the brink of crisis according to results of a new national survey

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 Home Office provides Pension Calculator

It's now easier for members of the police pension schemes to plan for their financial future

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 Response to Salisbury major incident

A Wiltshire Police officer remains in hospital after being exposed to a "nerve agent"

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 Blog: International Women's Day - Pressing for Progress

Hayley Aley, Equality lead, marks the day by reflecting on her experiences as a woman in policing

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 Blog: A Federation that reflects its membership

Hayley Aley, Equality lead, writes about the importance of positive change in the current elections

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 Nominations open for Detectives’ Awards

It's time to nominate the very best of detective policing throughout England and Wales

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 Voting portals are now open

Members across England and Wales have begun voting for their local Fed reps

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 Welsh Assembly backs protection for assaulted officers

Members voted to enable upcoming Westminster Bill to take effect in Wales.

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 Blog: Storm in a teacup

Chair Calum Macleod asks why tabloids have such a problem with police officers engaging with members of the public

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 Blog: Lobby your MP to back pursuits bill

PFEW Pursuits Lead Tim Rogers outlines the stakes ahead of Bill's second reading at Parliament

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 Members begin voting for their Fed reps

The Met voting portal is now open and other Branches will open on 1 March

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 Home Office has short memory on cop pay and pensions

Federation responds to latest Government position on pay rises for officers

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 Blog: NPCC - do the maths on pay

Chair Calum Macleod warns NPCC ‘Don’t take us for fools’

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 No police force is immune from welfare results

Chief constables and police leaders attend the first of several workshops today to discuss police officer welfare

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 Blog: 'I'm exasperated with the pay review process'

Chair Calum Macleod explains further our efforts to get a decent pay increase for officers this year

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 Police chiefs under fire over pay

This year's submisison to the Police Remuneration Review Body calls for a 3.4% pay rise for officers

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 Lives at risk with fewer roads police

A successful operation to target driver offending showed how indispensable roads police officers for public safety

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 Blog: Stand with us and have your voice heard

General Secretary Andy Fittes shares his views about the changes to how officers can stand for election

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 DfT offers support to roads police officers

'I am your friend in government' says Pauline Reeves at the Department for Transport

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 Roadside evidential breath testing on the way

Minister promises funding for improved roadside technology

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 Officers should "welcome IOPC"

Closer collaboration should be encouraged says Roads Policing Lead

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 Election nomination portals open across England and Wales

Our members are invited to stand for election as a Fed rep

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 ‘More resources would mean more lives saved on our roads’

Summary from this year's Roads Policing Conference

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 Surrey PCs win Roads Policing Award

Officers recognised at this year's Roads Policing Conference Awards Ceremony

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 New approach needed to resource roads policing

Roads Policing leads for PFEW and NPCC - Jayne Willetts and Anthony Bangham - open Roads Policing Conference

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 Response to DfT’s consultation for online accident reporting

Department of Transport announce consultation on new ways to report road accidents

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 Pensions rulings for firefighters and judges

Federation will now examine detail in the judgements

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 Spin on crime statistics is 'smoke and mirrors'

Reaction to latest ONS crime figures

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 Stand and vote in our coming elections

Local Federation nominations begin opening this week

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 Blog: Mental wellbeing taken seriously by Government

Vice-Chair Ché Donald reports back on the Government's meeting about officer mental health and wellbeing

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 Roundtable event “long overdue”

A round table debate on the important issue of police wellbeing has been welcomed but is “long overdue.”

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  Chiefs to back assaulted officers

Initiative will see chief officers write impact statement to support assaulted officers

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 Revving up towards this year's Roads Policing Conference

Demand and increasing pressure on roads policing will be high on the agenda at the event on 30 and 31 January

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 Study shows single crewed officers could be at greater risk

New research shows that lone police officers are more likely to be put in harm’s way

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 Radical overhaul needed

Improvements hoped for as the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) becomes the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC)

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 New Chair pledges to focus on the needs of members

Calum Macleod promises to raise police officers' issues at the 'very highest echelons of government'

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