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Multi-year funding settlement needed to rescue policing
National Chair responds to HMICFRS report which presses for overhaul of unfair formula
Amazon refuses to halt sale of offensive ‘Blue lives murder’ merchandise
National Chair says he believes the public will question company’s moral judgement after Internet giants reject Federa...
'Stop the violence before someone is killed'
National Chair John Apter appeals for calm after police are attacked in Brixton
Chair warns of 4 July lockdown easing issues
John Apter says alcohol consumption may lead to irresponsible behaviour and increase pressure on policing
Amazon asked to remove ‘offensive’ t-shirts
Federation Chair demands immediate removal of ‘Blue lives murder’ range
Crime still low, assaults on emergency workers rise
NPCC figures show that lockdown effect on crime still holding
Home Secretary hears directly from Fed members
Priti Patel pledges ‘full backing and support’ after personally hearing from three officers who were assaulted
Virtual conference passes motion for £2 rise
Delegates agree to the first subs increase since 2011
Chair calls for large protests to be banned
John Apter says officers can no longer be put at risk of virus
'Violent protests will not be tolerated'
PFEW's National Chair has issued a warning to those thinking of hijacking protests to harm police officers
HSE issues safety alert around KN95 masks
The Health and Safety Executive has issued a warning that many KN95 face masks may be unfit for purpose.
Chair calls police assault video ‘stomach churning’
John Apter describes filming of officers as ‘almost like a hobby for some now to video an attack’
Blog: Are forces doing enough to protect acting sergeants?
Professional Development Lead Dave Bamber concerned for officers being left exposed
Protests hijacked by minority intent on violence
PFEW National Chair John Apter tells BBC that attacks on police at protests are an ‘utter disgrace’
IOPC commits to updating officers on investigation status within 3 months
Federation tells its director general officers are being left in the dark
Protest violence undermines positive message
The Police Federation respects the right to peaceful protest, but attacks on officers are unacceptable
PFEW statement following death of George Floyd
The Federation strongly condemns discrimination of any kind; it is not acceptable anywhere in any society.
Roads policing has suffered too long – it’s time to prioritise it
PFEW Roads Policing leads call on Government and chiefs to wake up as road deaths show lack of improvement
Blog: Welcoming Specials into the Federation family
National Board member Dave Bamber on welcoming Specials to the Federation
Praise for 'irreplaceable' Welfare Support Programme
A Federation rep who referred 50 colleagues to our Welfare Support Programme has spoken in support of it
Lockdown law guidelines for officers launched
Federation works to help make changes as clear as possible on complex matter
Federation praises officers as new regs on the way
PFEW gives Government feedback on impeding laws
Work of Welsh officers ‘in finest traditions of service'
Politician's personal letter of thanks to Police Federation members in Wales
Assaults against emergency workers spike as overall crimes fall
New NPCC figures indicate a worrying trend
Mental health must be at heart of Police Covenant
Federation publishes submission to the Government this Mental Health Awareness Week
Time limits on firearms officer shifts under review
Federation working alongside chiefs following Anthony Grainger public inquiry
Thank you Specials
PFEW National Chair's message to police volunteers this National Specials Day
APCC apologises to Federation amid Taser training calls
National Chair raises concern after PCC backed IOPC scrutiny report
#Kindness - Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
PFEW Wellbeing Lead blogs on the important of Mental Health Awareness week
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank police
William and Kate have written to the Federation to praise "truly remarkable work"
PFEW to launch Compensation Claim against Government
Group Action the ‘only step available’ to ensure members are treated fairly
Devices go unchecked due to detective shortage
National Chair says backlog highlights the need to recruit more detectives
Federation disputes IOPC Taser use claims
PFEW responds to watchdog scrutiny report
Guidance on second raft of regulation changes
Federation works alongside chiefs and College to draw up clear information for officers
‘Freezing officer pay would be morally bankrupt’
National Chair warns government a pay freeze would be a slap in the face for officers
Home Secretary thanks police for 'incredible work'
Priti Patel writes to Federation to thank officers for their work in the Covid-19 crisis 
Government must provide "crystal clear" guidance
National Chair speaks to Sky News on need for greater clarity around social distancing
PFEW position on lockdown guidance
Response to the latest announcement from Government regarding COVID-19 lockdown
#ThankYouPolice
Morale boosting celebrity videos thank our police
National Police Memorial Day cancelled
Covid-19 restrictions cause cancellation of our annual service of remembrance for fallen officers
Blog: Cancelled exams, 8-week training and COVID-19
Professional Development Lead Dave Bamber highlights our work with College of Policing
Funding reassurance needed on 20,000 recruitment drive
National Chair John Apter responds to first set of figures on uplift programme progress
DPP re-iterates strong stance on coughing and spitting
PFEW National Chair holds first one-to-one meeting with Director of Prosecutions
Work ongoing to address pause in pension boost
National Secretary Alex Duncan provides update
Annual Conference and Police Bravery Awards
The Federation is cancelling this year's Annual Conference due to Covid-19 restrictions
Sentencing consistency needed as COVID-19 spitters walk free
National Chair urges magistrates and judiciary to adopt a more cohesive approach
Mixed picture on crime statistics shows need for long term funding
See-sawing statistics show effect of austerity
Tributes paid to PC Matt Lannie
The specialist motorcycle officer was tragically involved in a fatal road traffic collision
Chair thanks Minister for letter of support
Minister of State Kit Malthouse praises officers for maintaining the ‘precious tradition of policing by consent’
Magistrates and judges must use full sentencing powers
National Chair welcomes prison sentences for spitting and coughing amid coronavirus pandemic
Chair welcomes harsher sentences for weaponising COVID-19
Guidelines mean increased jail time for those who deliberately spit and cough at emergency workers
Expert offers tips on caring for mental health during pandemic
Federation teams up with Police Care UK’s Dr Jess Miller to provide extra support to members
Helpline provides support for officers during coronavirus crisis
The Federation’s Welfare Support Programme aims to be a lifeline during the crisis
PFEW Chair: ‘vile individuals who weaponise virus deserve prison’
John Apter responds to reports of people deliberately coughing and spitting at officers
'This is not a training exercise, this is reality'
PFEW National Chair strongly condemns mixed messages on PPE
'Please don’t place extra pressure on police, NHS and mortuaries'
National Chair delivers candid message to the public ahead of the Easter break
Blog: Covid-19 an 'unprecedented challenge' for policing
National Board member Belinda Goodwin discusses the impact of Covid-19 on police officer wellbeing
Federation raises concerns over protective equipment
PFEW's Simon Kempton gives evidence to MPs about the challenges of policing Covid-19
Fed Rep’s PPE pack initiative pays off
Dorset sergeant’s idea helps to protect colleagues and ensure stocks are used efficiently
Federation leads tributes following death of Leicestershire officer
DC Steve Ford was a "tenacious, career detective" and popular with colleagues
Extra guidelines for officers launched
National Chair welcomes College work but continues to call for access to PPE
Welfare vehicle transformed into Covid-19 unit
Leicestershire Police Fed's innovative gesture to support colleagues
Help us in our work during the COVID-19 outbreak
Federation wants to share successful local initiatives nationally
Blog: Support us to support you
A message from the National Chair as officers are criticised for being “over-zealous”
Dorset police confirm death of a serving police officer
Tributes paid to ‘popular and well-respected’ custody sergeant.
Guidance issued on new police powers
College advise ‘common-sense’ approach
Federation fights for toughened laws amid COVID-19 threats
National Chair John Apter responds to CPS crackdown with coronavirus being used as a weapon
Announcement on pension discrimination
All relevant members entitled to remedy
Officers urged to seek financial help during Covid-19 crisis
The Federation is working with financial partners to help members in difficulty at this time
National Chair's response to Prime Minister's announcement
John Apter reacts as more stringent measures are put into place amid COVID-19 pandemic
"I cannot imagine how police can enforce social distancing"
John Apter demands highlights confusion over Government messaging
Clear guidance crucial for officers handling COVID-19 cases
National Chair John Apter responds to laws allowing police to detain people with the virus
Tributes to ‘old-fashioned thief-taker’ after Covid-19 tragedy
Popular retired detective had an encyclopaedic memory of local criminals
Tributes paid to ‘well-respected and valued’ officer
Sergeant Paul Keany sadly passed away on duty this week
An update from Alex Duncan, National Secretary
Pensions update from the National Secretary
‘Pre-charge bail must change’ Federation tells Home Office
Custody officers give their feedback to the Government
Blog: All it needed was someone to step forward
In the week we mark International Women’s Day, National Women in Policing Award winner shares her story
National Police Chaplain ‘humbled’ to be awarded MBE
Reverend Canon who 'puts heart and soul into everything he does' recognised for service to police
Home Secretary hails PFEW as a ‘campaigning force’
Priti Patel praised the Police Federation at an engagement event in Parliament on Wednesday
Police Federation statement following Covid-19 update
National Chair responds as government publishes Coronavirus action plan
Home Office announces how Taser funding will be allocated
Federation responds as figures and costings are released
IOPC must focus on improving investigator training
Federation responds to IOPC report submitted to Home Secretary as it remains under scrutiny
Blog: This is our chance to make a difference for generations to come
As a consultation on a Police Covenant is launched John Apter urges everyone to take part
Home Secretary announces new funding in summit speech
Priti Patel commits additional £41million to 18 forces to drive down crime
Home Secretary announces Police Covenant consultation
Priti Patel unveils eight-week process at the Chiefs’ summit
All legacy misconduct cases must now be reviewed
Federation reacts as IOPC gross misconduct hearing collapses
Sentencing for attacks on Emergency Workers a ‘disgrace’
Only 13% jailed with average sentence less than 12 weeks
A Pensions Remedy Update
An update from Research and Policy on the pensions remedy
National Chair seeks meeting with new Chancellor
Letter reaches out and explores opportunities offered by a change in role.
Federation launches new group for LGBT+ reps
Police Federation LGBT+ will help recruit reps and ensure the organisation better reflects its members
An update on the pensions situation
A message from National Secretary, Alex Duncan
Policing situation is 'soul-destroying' for officers
PFEW National Chair John Apter responds to HMICFRS report as it paints bleak picture of service
‘Police officers do a unique job. They deserve to be paid fairly’
PFEW submits pay recommendations to Police Remuneration Review Body
Police officers’ mental health focus of new campaign
On Time To Talk day we launch our campaign that says officers don't need to “Man Up” they need to speak out
Frontline officers must be able to feed into review of bail laws
Home Office announces pre-charge bail consultation to ‘support officers and victims’
Suspension of ‘smart’ motorways welcomed
Government takes urgent action after National Chair highlights dangers
Blog: A Cop’s Eye View
Technology lead Simon Kempton gives lowdown on facial recognition technology as more forces say they will use it
Roads Policing 2020: Successful and thought-provoking conference
Key issues and the future of roads policing debated
Smart Motorways panel unanimously condemns dangerous motorways
Panel unequivocal in its criticism of Smart Motorways
Review into Roads Policing launched with online questionnaire
Your first chance to contribute to the Department for Transport review into Roads Policing
Pursuit investigation panel covers a wide range of issues
Representatives from the IOPC joined members of the PFEW and NPCC
Drone demo causes buzz at Roads Conference
South Yorkshire Police demonstrated its highly-effective use of drones
‘The tide has turned’- why now is the time to push roads policing
Roads Policing conference panel highlighted growing opportunities to push the Roads Policing agenda
PC Andrew Harper given posthumous honour
PC Andrew Harper has been given a posthumous honour by his colleagues
Injured officer wins roads policing award
Surrey PC recognised at PFEW Roads Policing Conference
Roads Policing must focus on saving lives – Chief Constable
Anthony Bangham calls for greater emphasis on enforcement to prevent road fatalities
Off-road biking unit leads lively session at conference
South Yorkshire officers explain how unit led to reduction in ASB complaints
Punishment culture shift needs everyone’s backing
Federation helps to secure fairer police discipline guidelines
Roads Policing is ‘essential’
PFEW National Chair says roads policing must share in promised officer uplift
Roads Policing Conference looks to the future
PFEW’s two-day seminar on Roads Policing and its future starts today in Kenilworth
Tragic loss of ‘kind and loving husband and father’
Federation and colleagues pay tribute to ‘big character’ PC Nick Dumphreys
Roads policing: progress made, but more still to do
PFEW's response driving lead, Tim Rogers, gives an update on legislation to protect police drivers from prosecution
Study of student officers features at influential event
Federation research analysis of new recruits could help form template for future
National Chair reacts to police ‘given up charging’ report
John Apter says officers are doing the very best they can against a backdrop of cuts
Use of Force form 'crucial' for officer protection
Officers who don’t fill out Use of Force form, even for minor contact, could be putting themselves at risk
Policing cannot tackle rising crime alone
More resources are needed to combat a ‘crime epidemic’.
Outdated funding system must be overhauled
National Chair responds to Funding Settlement
Honest debate needed on future of drugs legislation
Federation Drugs Lead Simon Kempton responds to rise in community resolutions for drug users
‘Many promises have been made, we now need action’
Federation’s warnings over future of policing hit the headlines
Long-term funding is key to future stability
Federation calls for end to ‘boom-and-bust’ settlements
National Chair responds as Taser 'bidding' process begins
New ring-fenced funding introduced following PFEW campaign
Federation experts highlight work psychology at conference
Fascinating presentation on police service leavers research
New figures reveal violent reality for emergency service workers
National Chair welcomes CPS guidance which may lead to harsher sentences
Police funding too important to be decided by ‘boom and bust’ politics
John Apter responds to Chancellor’s budget announcement
National Chair responds to 'Police have Given Up' report
John Apter replies to today’s Daily Telegraph article
Welfare Support Programme here to help in 2020
Increased funding for 24-7 mental health support line for police officers starts today
Wishing you all a happy and safe New Year
National Chair's message to police officers and members of the 999 family working the New Year’s shift
2019: Our year in review
Cyber-attacks did not detract from our centenary year
National Chair's response to the Cabinet Office leak
Statement from National Chair John Apter
Police Officers recognised in New Year’s Honours
Medals awarded for services to policing
Christmas message from the Chair
'I know it's been a really tough year, but thank you so much for all you do'
Blog: Taser - a ‘use’ is not always what you think!
As Taser makes the news, National Chair John Apter champions wider roll out of the life-saving device
A Crappy Xmas – When it’s Bluer than my language
Xmas blog from Vice-Chair Ché Donald
New law and order package shows Government is listening to Federation
National Chair reacts to Queen’s Speech
New figures indicate Use of Force recording is vastly improving
Federation responds as Home Office publishes second set of data
Blame culture a thing of the past
As the Home Office unveils reformed complaints system, the Federation highlights what to expect in coming months
Federation research on police cuts leads conference agenda
Dr Fran Boag-Munroe invited to address audience
Federation reacts to General Election results
‘Promises on policing must be delivered’
Federation receives special brain injury award
Officers trained to spot signs of such injuries often mistaken for intoxication
Positive news for officers with Colour Vision Deficiency
Change in testing rules could enable more colour vision impaired officers to carry Taser
National Chair responds to London Bridge terror attack
John Apter pays homage to victims and praises bravery of officers and members of public
'Tis the season to improve officer wellbeing
Our festive advent calendar carries 24 days of wellbeing-themed offers for Federation members
Chair wants review of growing mental health crisis
28% rise in cases places intolerable strain on forces
Chief says new recruits starting salary 'unrealistic'
NPCC chair says work needs to be done to reach acceptable starting salary
Home Secretary praises ‘brave police’ at Federation’s Centenary
Priti Patel paid tribute to the extraordinary courage of police officers in her Federation’s Centenary address
National Chair calls for end to ‘postcode lottery of funding’
Time for public inquiry into new model for policing
National Award for sergeant who goes 'above and beyond'
Sgt Hana Alayli-Moore of Lancashire Police scoops Women in Policing award, presented at our centenary event
New consultation could double sentences for offenders
Announcement welcomed by Police Federation of England and Wales
Federation makes history as we celebrate 100th birthday
Today we will mark our centenary in the same venue where our first conference was held in 1919
Welfare Support Program funding doubled
More officers supported following cash boost to a critical welfare programme.
Blog: Have a thorough MOT on International Men’s Day
On International Men’s Day it is important to take the time to consider your physical and mental wellbeing
More than half of officers worry about money almost every day
Police Federation research shows more officers experiencing financial difficulties
An attack on an officer should never be plea bargained away
National Chair calls on the judiciary to utilise legislation to protect colleagues
PFEW Chair addresses Association of Muslim Police meeting
PFEW National Chair John Apter spoke about the value of closer working with police support groups.
We can’t remove stress in policing, but we can talk about it more
To mark National Stress Awareness Week, National Chair talks about importance of not suffering in silence
Outrage as Bonfire Night sees spate of attacks on officers
National Chair John Apter reacts to shocking reports of emergency service workers being targeted
Review of bail conditions: ‘Much needed and long overdue’
National Chair welcomes move to re-examine legal situation surrounding suspects
Politics is a funny old game
National Chair John Apter speaks about the upcoming General Election
Pensions update from PFEW National Chair
Statement following recent communications surrounding the on-going Pension Challenge
Blame culture change needs everyone’s backing
Home Office gives a sneak preview into what to expect from new performance and conduct regulations
New Police Roll of Honour unveiled
National Chair takes part in moving ceremony
Roads Policing Award 2020 Nominations Open
MPs’ inquiry into police watchdog welcome
Independent Office for Police Conduct to be scrutinised by Home Affairs Committee
Pensions Challenge Update
Latest pensions update
Policing in Wales ‘should be run by Welsh Government’
Welsh Lead reacts to report that recommends responsibility for the service should be devolved
PIPs 2019: ‘Best trained, most restrained’ armed police in world
Post Incident Procedures seminar closes on a high, after two days of debate and learning
Time limit needed to avoid ‘massive’ mental health impact
Statutory time limit is needed to prevent protracted investigations into police
Officer suicides averted by Welfare Support Programme
Lifeline for officers in times of need
Wellbeing support paramount for police
Forces need to support officers before issues escalate to crises
Praise for officer restraint on the dangers they face
National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) Firearms Lead addresses national PIP seminar
Post Incident Procedures seminar gets ‘back to basics’
Popular seminar will hear from prominent speakers on best practice and officer welfare in post incident situations
Blog: Suddenly I was down a bumpy road, alone and scared
Chief Inspector Helen Smith opens up on how menopause turned both her working and family life upside down
Knife and violent crime continues to spiral
National Chair John Apter reacts to latest crime report
Officer endured ’27-months of hell’ following pursuit
Officer criminalised for doing his job
Pensions further update
Staff associations who represent police officers have applied to be an interested party to Employment Tribunal
Public complaints against officers down
Police Federation conduct and performance lead responds to IOPC Police Complaints report
Blog: A time for reflection
National Chair John Apter shares his thoughts on an emotional day
Emotional farewell to PC Andrew Harper
Police and public come together to pay tribute at fallen officer’s funeral
Successful Detectives Seminar & Awards 2019 brought to a close
Delegates benefited from insights into cold cases, complex investigations and much more
Blog: Suicide - it’s time to talk about it
On World Mental Health Day, National Vice-Chair and Mental Health Lead Ché Donald highlights a sensitive topic
National awards celebrates excellent detectives
Annual PFNDF awards ceremony recognises some of the country's finest
Joint winners awarded for Detective Investigation of the Year
Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police recognised for investigations into historic sexual abuse
Devon and Cornwall detective wins national award for child protection
Detective recognised for work protecting vulnerable children
Derbyshire Constabulary’s finest recognised with award
An investigation into human trafficking involving multi-agencies across Europe and the UK earns award for the dedicated ...
West Mids Detective wins award for services to policing
Seasoned detective used his experience and skills to make West Midlands Police investigative department one of the very ...
Determined GMP detective wins national award
An officer with Greater Manchester Police has won the Trainee Detective of the Year Award for her work on a series of co...
Financial information vital in identifying crime patterns
Mick Beattie, National Coordinator for Financial Crime addresses delegates at the annual detective seminar
Allocation of new recruits revealed by Home Secretary
Numbers for each force calculated using current funding formula
Fairer pay process in future following legal case
National Secretary Alex Duncan comments on Judicial Review process
Just 1 day left until our PFNDF Seminar & Awards
Tomorrow is day one of the National Detectives’ Forum where we celebrate and commend the nation’s detectives.
Blog: Chiefs have Taser funding, so what’s next?
Firearms and Less than Lethal Lead Steve Hartshorn raises some interesting questions on Taser uplift plans
Home Secretary must deliver on covenant pledge
National Chair John Apter reacts to Priti Patel’s speech
UK police forces stand with royalty to remember fallen officers
Thousands of officers who have been killed in the line of duty were honoured at National Police Memorial Day
Significant win for Federation as Government funds Taser uplift
National Chair John Apter responds to Home Office Taser funding announcement
Response to HMICFRS abuse of power for sexual gain report
Inexcusable behaviour of a tiny few should not tarnish reputation of vast majority of officers
Emergency Services Show hears officer wellbeing message
Hayley Aley and Belinda Goodwin presented in Birmingham on current Police Federation campaigns
Rocketing demand and stress pushing officers towards resignation
Findings from the Federation's Leavers' Survey revealed
Blog: What we're doing to boost officer wellbeing
Worryingly, there is still not enough emphasis going on in forces around mental health wellbeing of officers
Blog: My Life As A Female Firearms Officer
Firearms officer gives an insight into her role to mark Women in Armed Policing Conference
Federation response to IOPC ‘reasonable force’ blog
Firearms lead, Steve Hartshorn, reacts to “inaccurate” publication
Custody Seminar 2019: Event round-up
National Custody Seminar and Awards concludes after two days discussing current challenges
Acid attacks, drugs and restraint
Just some of the topics of discussion at today’s National Custody Seminar
Safety needs to be the priority
Custody sergeants should feel confident to close a suite when it is at capacity 
Custody intervention programme sees just 7% of youths reoffend
How custody is being used as a teachable moment to successfully tackle serious violent crime
Derbyshire inspector wins outstanding contribution award
A game-changing inspector whose work has turned around custody provisions has been awarded for her efforts
Merseyside team with 'high standards in adversity' win award
A custody team who consistently go above and beyond requirements have scooped the top team award
Nurse with 'unwavering commitment' wins custody award
A nurse who stayed after her shift to tend to injured officers has won a custody award
City of London sergeant is custody officer of the year
Sergeant who goes the extra mile to educate and train colleagues has won the Custody Officer of the Year Award
Custody seminar offered glimpse of virtual future
Gwent Police demonstrated their virtual reality suite used for training at the National Custody Seminar at Hinckley
Police chief commends officers as custody deaths at zero
“We have a custody service that is transparent, safe and professional it’s something we should all be really proud o...
Need for custody expansion recognised in wake of 20,000 uplift
National Police Chiefs’ Council custody lead launches new guide to help forces plan ahead
Custody Seminar hears about key role of volunteer visitors
The National Police Custody Seminar has been hearing about the benefits of independent custody visitors
Strategic Review ‘must shine a light into every corner of policing’
PFEW National Chair reacts as Police Foundation launch comprehensive assessment of the service
Home Secretary outlines plans for policing in first speech
Priti Patel reiterates support for police at Superintendents' conference
Police service set to welcome National Menopause Guidance
National Guidance issued to all forces in England and Wales to better support officers and staff
Wider societal problems recognised as factor in fatalities
PFEW’s Phill Matthews reacts as IOPC deaths after police contact report is published
Recruitment drive welcome but must deliver genuine uplift
National Chair John Apter reacts to Home Office campaign launch
Government issues lifeline for police officers
National Chair reacts as Chancellor announces new money for police recruitment
Police officers and the public support Taser roll out
New research reveals backing for more officers to have access to the vital safety equipment
Blog: Facts and figures – why numbers really matter
Chair John Apter explains why it’s so important the Government delivers on its promises
Snowed-under detectives doing very best to help rape victims
Police Federation’s criminal justice lead reacts to fall in rape charges and convictions
Chiefs to hold emergency summit amid officer assault scourge
National Chair John Apter responds to announcement
More chiefs must make Taser roll-out pledge
John Apter responds to Northampton Police Chief Constable’s promise
Pensions update
Clarification around pensions following confusing communications from organisations outside the PFEW
Chair welcomes Home Secretary promises on officer safety
National Chair reacts to Home Secretary’s comments
Federation response to death of PC Andrew Harper
Murder investigation launched after Thames Valley Police officer dies on duty
Officers must be at the heart of any police reforms
PFEW comment on new think-tank report on policing
Penalties for using phone when driving should be reviewed
Hands-free mobile phones should be banned while driving is the suggestion from MPs
Police officer stable after frenzied attack
"Officers across the country must have the support, equipment and back-up needed to do their job"
Blog: “Officers are better protected today as a result of the Federation”
In the first of a series of blogs to mark our centenary ex-chair Jan Berry reflects on how far we have come
My first year as National Chair
John Apter reflects on his time at the Federation ahead of its 100th anniversary
New report highlights serious youth violence
Young people have been let down and failed by Government resulting in a 'social emergency'
Officers bearing brunt of disorganised degree scheme
Significant concerns come to light as first cohort of officers undertake apprenticeship programme
Police use of firearms statistics
Steve Hartshorn, Firearms Lead, comments on latest statistics
Time to turn promising words in to positive actions
National Chair John Apter reacts to appointment of new Prime Minister 
Special constables and the PFEW
Special constables are an important part of the police and should be seen as such says John Apter
Pay award is step in right direction but our members deserve more
Government has announced a 2.5% pay rise for police officers
Officer who took weight of a car to save a life wins national award
A Warwickshire Police officer has been named the overall winner at this year’s national Police Bravery Awards.
Humberside officer shot repeatedly wins Police Bravery Award
PC Ian Sweeney named Region 2 winner at the 24th national Police Bravery Award
Injured Gwent cop who fought off a violent woman wins award
PC Kelda Griffiths awarded Region 7 Police Bravery Award
Cumbria officer who chased down blood-soaked axe-wielder wins Bravery Award
Sgt Kevin Milby named Region 1 winner at national award ceremony
Devon and Cornwall Police cop awarded after rescuing a man from a house fire
PC Agata Makowska named Region 6 winner at the 24th national Police Bravery Awards
Suffolk officer who chased suspected armed robbers wins Police Bravery Award
DC Joanne Smith named as the Region 4 winner at the annual awards ceremony
Bedfordshire cop who stopped a woman slashing her own throat wins award
PC Christopher Willcox-Cassidy, who single-handedly unarmed a woman who was waving a knife, has won the prestigious awar...
City of London cop stabbed by thieves wins award
DC Joby Reeve named Region 8 winner at annual Police Bravery Awards
Warwickshire officer who took the weight of a car on his back wins award
PC Andrew Dear of Warwickshire Police named Region 3 National Police Bravery Award
Amputee wins first Inspiration in Policing Award
PC Tom Dorman of Thames Valley Police is awarded the title at the 24th annual Police Bravery Awards
Federation secures Government support for Police Covenant
Home Secretary to announce consultation at Police Bravery Awards
Stats show need to prioritise crime and policing
Crime figures released today should be a wake-up call for Government to policing a priority
Prime Minister hosts Police Bravery Awards reception at no. 10
The Prime Minister hosted a reception for the 71 bravery awards nominees
Brave officers to be honoured at annual awards
Outstanding acts of courage will be recognised at the Federation’s annual Police Bravery Awards today
Government must get a grip of new radio project
New report reveals increasing delays and spiralling costs for Airwave replacement
Treasury announce an industrial resolution for pensions
The Government is to apply an industrial remedy to the discrimination found by the Employment Appeal Tribunal
Ministers cannot allow Frontline Review to gather dust
National Chair addresses Policing Minister at launch
Collective pensions statement
Update from National Board and National Council
Review’s positive intentions must become reality
National Chair reacts to Government’s Front Line Review urging ministers to make a real difference to officers
National Chair urges senior officers to speak up
Response to former police leaders' letter
Police officer pensions update
National Chair John Apter says all officers should be on the pension scheme they signed up to, or better
Government and Chiefs need to step up to help police do their job
National Chair John Apter welcomes today's State of Policing Report
Another officer let down by flawed driver laws
PFEW’s Roads Policing lead calls on the Government to urgently make the change in legislation
Documentary conveys the severity of officers being assaulted on duty
Nearly 80% of police officers attacked over the past 12 months with devastating effects on mental health
Government needs to get its act together on pensions
Federation responds to Supreme Court ruling on firefighters’ pensions
FedCast 5: Politicians must change their relationship with policing
National Chair John Apter and Operational Policing Lead Simon Kempton talk Trump and welfare
Lasting memorial for former Federation Chair Paul McKeever
Tributes will be paid to a former, much-loved National Chair at a dedication ceremony
Paramount next PM prioritises serious violence
John Apter responds to Ministry of Justice’s knife and offensive weapons sentencing stats
Hero officers will be recognised at Police Bravery Awards ceremony
Some of the finest officers in England and Wales are set to be honoured at the national Police Bravery Awards
FedCast 4: Why equality in policing is much more than ticking boxes
National Chair John Apter and Equality lead Peggy Lamont discuss why inclusion matters
Launch of 2019 Pay and Morale Survey
The only national survey which captures members' views on pay, conditions and morale
Dedicated officers recognised in Queen’s birthday honours list
National Chair John Apter congratulates recipients
Why we’re all glad to see the End of May
As the PM steps down, Federation National Chair pulls no punches on the damage she has caused to policing
Federation backing for disabled policing conference
Pioneering event will challenge the stigma of disability in policing
Blog: Hard work behind the scenes
National Chair John Apter highlights how joint efforts have improved officer working conditions during President's visit
Blog: Our very Special volunteers
Special Constable Lead Dave Bamber marks start of Volunteers’ Week  
Knife crackdown results a glimpse into future of better-funded service
National Chair John Apter responds to outcome of national knife crime operation
Officer welfare a priority during Trump visit
Federation reps have secured pay, conditions and welfare support for officers policing the US President’s state visit
Police watchdog feels frontline pressures of officers
IOPC boss shadows officers for better understanding and says probes should focus on ‘genuine misconduct’
‘Breakdancer’ hired as part of investigation into officers
Lawyer tells Conduct and Performance Seminar of watchdog’s catalogue of errors, delays and ineptitude
Police Code Zero: officers confront knife-wielding attackers
Final episode of TV documentary will show officers under attack by criminals armed with knives
Countdown to National Custody Awards
New national awards ceremony to celebrate the work of Custody officers and staff has been launched today.
NCA’s billion-pound bid to battle organised crime
National Chair John Apter responds to agency’s strategic assessment
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder widespread in policing
New study confirms poor mental health in police service, with one in five officers suffering from PTSD
Documentary shows police bravery in face of danger
Channel 5 series Police Code Zero: Officer Under Attack returns with more harrowing real-life footage
FedCast 3: Surge in violent crime and vital protective equipment
PFEW Chair and Ops Policing Lead Simon Kempton discuss key issues facing frontline policing in the latest FedCast
Police driver training to be recognised in law
The announcement of long-overdue legislative change follows extensive campaigning by PFEW
Blog: ‘New wellbeing service a good start, but we have to build on this’
National Chair John Apter responds to launch of National Police Wellbeing Service 
New docu exposes scandal of officer assaults
Channel 5’s Police Code Zero: Officer Under Attack to show suspect biting police dog & attacking handler
Cyber attacks impact Federation IT
Last month the Police Federation of England and Wales’ (PFEW) IT systems suffered from a string of cyber attacks
More crime, more victims, fewer police officers
Police Federation responds to ONS statistics
Change needed when it comes to menopause in policing
First menopause survey reveals stigma still exists & majority of officers struggle at work with symptoms
Bravery Awards will not be held at The Dorchester this year
National Chair John Apter announces organisation has found alternative venue
Officers will do their best whatever Brexit brings
Response following NPCC's briefing detailing operational policing plans surrounding Brexit
'Short prison sentence removal would be absurd'
Response to Justice Committee report addressing concerns over the growing prison population & reoffending
Knife crime summit: ‘Words are nice, but what next?’
National Chair John Apter reacts following Government's knife crime summit
Annual Conference cancelled
Difficult decision made to cancel flagship event due to cyber attack damage
Royal Commission would take independent look at policing
Today, Stephen Lloyd MP made a proposal to Policing Minster Nick Hurd for a Royal Commission on Policing
Soaring knife crime sentences reflects dedicated police efforts
National Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales reacts to latest knife crime conviction rates
Emergency funding announcement a ‘short term life line’
John Apter responds to Chancellor’s Spring Statement
Home Secretary meeting a success
John Apter holds talk with Sajid Javid on violent crime surge
Disappointment over Home Office's pay submission
'Late submission will do nothing to instil confidence in police officers that it takes pay seriously'
Chair to hold knife crime talks with Home Secretary
John Apter says it is vital the voice of his members is heard when it comes to addressign the national crisis
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