Fighting For Fairness theme for Federation conference

The 2022 Police Federation annual conference gets underway next week and the theme this year is Fighting for Fairness.

Members will gather in person for the conference for the first time since 2018 with up to 800 officers from all 43 branches planning to attend and hundreds more tuning in virtually via the online platform.

Dyfed Powys Police Federation chair Gareth Jones said: “The annual conference is among the biggest events in policing in this country and we are very excited that it is taking place in a hybrid format this year with members attending in person and online.

“Fighting for Fairness is the theme for the conference and that accurately sums up what we are about as a Police Federation.

“Everything we do has the interests of our members at heart and I think there should be some fascinating discussions about what direction we want to take as an organisation at next week’s event.

“Our members deserve to be treated fairly and with respect and we do everything we can to make sure that happens.”

The conference theme this year is Fighting for Fairness

The conference will feature a wide range of speakers giving valuable insights through debate and discussion, raising awareness, sharing good practice, and challenging the balance of fairness around key issues affecting the policing community. 

It takes place next Tuesday and Wednesday (17 and 18 May) and will explore conduct performance, pay and conditions, misogyny, operation uplift, pensions, LQC hearings, case file preparation. There will be keynote addresses by national Federation chair Steve Hartshorn and a senior Government minister.

Break-out sessions will provide further insight into topics covering mutual aid, the driving legislation bill, disability discrimination, ill-health retirement, wellbeing and the unlawful possession of S5 firearms.

The main sessions will take the form of panel discussions allowing the exploration of differing viewpoints and enabling the audience to participate with questions. Virtual attendees can pose questions via the online platform.

Get details of the 2022 Police Federation annual conference.