Force will pay for Specials to join the Federation

Chief Constable Dr Richard Lewis has agreed to pay the subscription fees of Specials who wish to sign up for membership of Dyfed Powys Police Federation.

Gareth Jones, Federation branch chair, has welcomed the Chief’s support for Specials, explaining that it would seem unfair to expect them to pay their own subs to access Federation support and services, when they already volunteered their own time to work alongside their regular colleagues to serve their communities.

“Specials have never been able to become members of the Police Federation before but this changed when the Police, Crime, Courts and Sentencing Act came into effect earlier this summer,” says Gareth.

“The act made Specials eligible to subscribe to the Federation so that they could access the range of support and representation that we can offer them.

“We look forward to welcoming Specials to Dyfed Powys Police Federation and would urge them to contact their local workplace representatives or our office team if they want to know more about how we can help them and how to subscribe.”