National Federation conference starts today

The Police Federation’s annual national conference starts today and takes place online for the first time.

The theme of the two-day conference is Policing Under Pressure with leading names from policing lined up to take part in topical sessions covering a broad range of subjects.

Hosted by TV and radio presenter Ian Collins, today’s agenda includes a live panel discussion on the pressure officers have been under in the last 12 months and a Q & A with a senior cabinet minister who will also give a keynote speech alongside the Federation’s national chair John Apter.

Other highlights include the Women in Policing Award, discussions on pay, conditions and pensions, and a celebration of some of the nominees for the Police Bravery Awards 2020 and 2021.

Trial by media, policing protests and wellbeing are some of the topics being discussed on Day 2 as well as understanding misogyny in policing; investing in the investigators and recruitment during the pandemic.

Dyfed Powys Police Federation chair Gareth Jones said: “It’s been a year like no other and our annual conference will give us a chance to reflect on the past 12 months, hear from key figures in policing and discuss the matters that are important to our members.”