Keep up to date with roads policing at conference

Dyfed Powys Police Federation members are being urged to sign up for an event highlighting the latest advances and practices in the policing of our roads.

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) Roads Policing Conference 2021, a virtual event, is open to Federation members and workplace representatives for the first time - and organisers are keen to get as many as possible to register.

Run along similar lines to this year’s successful annual conference, members who sign up but cannot make the event will be able to catch up via a special on-demand service, which will be available for 30 days after the Wednesday 29 September event.

Dyfed Powys branch chair Gareth Jones said: “Events such as this give our members a great chance to meet up with colleagues, share experience, discuss best practice and have a real say in the future direction of policing.

“I would encourage as many of our members as possible to register and attend because it is always a very worthwhile experience and there is always lots going on. It is really helpful in terms of keeping everyone up to date with any new legislation and improvements to the technology and equipment our colleagues use out on the roads.

“Policing is constantly changing and this area of the service is no exception, so it is really important to stay in touch with the latest developments.”

This year’s agenda features keynote speeches from national Police Federation representatives and officials, live panel discussions and Q & As on critical areas of focus for roads policing, continuing professional development certified sessions on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and a live operational roads policing exercise.

The winner of the PFEW Outstanding Contribution to Roads Policing Award will also be announced during the conference.

The event will again be hosted by talkRADIO presenter Ian Collins and will feature addresses from national chair John Apter, national roads policing lead Gemma Fox, policing minister Kit Malthouse and shadow policing minister Sarah Jones.

Members can register to attend by following the links on the 2021 Roads Policing Conference website.