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Blog: National Vice-Chair urges MPs to Protect the Protectors
Blog: To be armed or not be armed, that was the question
Increased support for routine arming
Routine arming These were the findings...
No more smoke and mirrors
An open letter demanding answers from Government on the deris...
Country comes together in memory of fallen police officers
Now in its 14th year, this day of remembrance, with Royal Pat...
Call to better support emergency services
Assault victim PC Heather Caurana of Surrey Police ...
Increased 999 call delays no surprise for a struggling service
Vice Chair Calum Macleod A BBC report ...
Terror threat level increased to critical
The UK terror threat has been increased to its highest level ...
Drugs and restraints warnings for custody cops
Example of concealed drugs Criminals a...
Government's pay rise figures are a joke
The Government stating that police officers have had a 32% pay rise since 2010 is a joke – and is in fact a downr...
IPCC reform delayed again
Ian Todd, Chief Operating Officer at the IPCC, addressing the Nationa...
Avatars to ‘improve custody safety’
Chief Constable Nick Ephgrave addressing the National Custody Seminar...
Pay award is bittersweet for under pressure police
Despite some gains for officers in England and Wales, today’s headline announcement of a 2% pay award will leave ...
Custody ‘seen as a punishment posting’
Nearly one in five (18.9%) custody officers want to be redepl...
Blog: Change on horizon for pursuits
Tim Rogers, lead on police pursuits for the Police Federation...
Lifting of pension commutation restrictions blocked
The Home Office is refusing to allow the potential lifting of...
Blog: National crisis for investigative policing
‘Perfect storm’ in policing has already struck
PFEW Chair Steve White Today’s annou...
Blog: Use of force stats offer more transparency
Resignation of chair
Steve White A new leader will be elect...
Cops’ morale plummets as job stress grows and pay dwindles
Officers’ personal morale is continuing to drop, with the w...
New bail rules ‘just storing up problems for the future’
The biggest shake-up in police bail in 32 years will be one of the topics under the spotlight at this year’s ...
IPCC scores 'own goal' with Federation complaint
Phill Matthews, PFEW conduct lead The ...
Drink drivers not being stopped due to cuts in roads policing
New figures show that the number of drink and drug related te...
Taser usage must be based on threat not age of offender
The decision to use Taser will always be based on the threat,...
Our tattoo campaign prompts new national appearance standards
New national guidance on appearance standards for police offi...
Members’ survey on routine arming is now open
A survey of our members’ views on the routine arming of pol...
British armed cops ‘best trained and most restrained in the world’
Armed officers in the UK are the best in the world, says the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) in spite...
Custody deaths static but delay in Government report is disappointing
Better health and social care for mentally ill detainees and ...
1 in 10 cops can’t afford essentials
More than one in 10 police officers say they either never or ...
Road traffic police cuts ‘could be behind more fatalities’
Budget cuts over the years have led to significantly less roads policing officers – and a more dangerous environm...
Awards shortlist for communications
What do the Police Bravery Awards, POLICE magazine and campai...
Brain injury survivors to be helped in custody
A new scheme helping brain injury survivors is to be promoted...
Massive increase in violent crime – while police service is ‘on its knees’
A single-crewed officer A beleaguered ...
Bill to 'Protect the Protectors' goes before MPs
MPs came together today to offer cross party support ...
Pay award delay is simply not good enough
PFEW Chair Steve White Today’s c...
Police Minister hails police heroes at Bravery Awards
Nick Hurd paid tribute to the police heroes across the countr...
Chief Constable thrilled as officers win national prize
Northumbria officers with Home Secretary Amber Rudd who presented the...
Home Secretary hails brave officers' “extraordinary” efforts
The Home Secretary hailed the “extraordinary” efforts of ...
Northumbria trio overall winners of Police Bravery Awards
Sgt Elliott Richardson, Home Secretary Amber Rudd, PC Sarah Currie an...
Officers who thwarted a terror suspect named London’s bravest
Five Metropolitan Police officers who thwarted a suspected terrorist near to Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium have been...
West Midlands officers win regional bravery award after armed robbery
Two West Midlands Police officers who tackled a gunman have been named as Region 3 (Midlands) winners at the 22nd N...
Regional award for Essex officer who saved man’s life on holiday
An Essex Police officer who saved a man’s life while he was on holiday has been named as Region 5 (South Eastern)...
Award for Devon & Cornwall cops who stopped chainsaw-wielding man
Stopping a man waving a chainsaw near to families on a busy road has earned two Devon and Cornwall police officers ...
GMP officer who tackled gunman wins regional bravery award
A police officer from Greater Manchester Police who single-handedly tackled an armed teenager has won a bravery awa...
Lincolnshire officers pick up regional bravery award
Two Lincolnshire officers who took on armed robbers have been named as Region 4 (Eastern) winners at the 22nd Natio...
River rescue earns Dyfed-Powys officer bravery award
PC Marc Woods from Dyfed-Powys police has been named as the Region 7 (Wales) winner at the 22nd National Police Bra...
Northumbria officers win regional bravery award after stopping gunman
Three officers from Northumbria who stopped an armed man who was intent on harming a police officer have been named...
Prime Minister celebrates police bravery
The Prime Minister Theresa May, Home Secretary Amber Rudd and...
Brave officers honoured to meet HRH The Countess of Wessex
Officers nominated for Police Bravery Awards have been thrill...
HRH The Countess of Wessex to attend Police Bravery Awards
HRH The Countess of Wessex More than s...
Emergency services assaults bill to go before Parliament
Labour’s Chris Bryant has said he will introduce a Private ...
New police welfare service is great news for over-stretched officers
Over-worked officers will benefit from a new £7.5m welf...
Vote to get Protect the Protectors Bill debated in Parliament
A Bill proposing tougher sentences for those who assault emergency service workers and more consistency in recordin...
Officers cleared after six-year IPCC probe
Two Nottinghamshire police officers have spoken of their orde...
Improved training important to tackle stalking and harassment
Improved training and a consistent approach is needed to ensure that officers can deal with cases of stalking and h...
Federation welcomes guidance on post incident procedures
New guidance from the College of Policing on how to manage th...
Private Members Bill possible for ‘Protect the Protectors’
Halifax MP Holly Lynch Holly Lynch is ...
Hillsborough statement
Zuleika Payne, chair of South Yorkshire Police Federation, said: “Above all, our thoughts and deepest sympath...
Ceremony set to honour some of the country’s bravest police officers
Police officers who hugged a suspected suicide bomber, appreh...
Imminent change crucial to address poor mental health in policing
PFEW Chair Steve White There is “no ...
Detail needed on government pledge to invest in public services
Greater clarity is needed on proposals to invest in public se...
Home Office agrees to provide pension calculator
The Home Office has agreed to provide a police pension calculator for officers, following continued lobbying by the...
Met Taser uplift must be replicated nationwide
PFEW Chair Steve White Other police fo...
Huge recognition for rank and file in birthday honours
The fantastic work of rank and file officers has been recogni...
National award for Staffordshire officer
Photo credit: Senior Women in Policing Sussex ...
New Policing Minister needs to deliver tangible change
As Nick Hurd is appointed the new Policing and Fire Minister,...
Blog: New Government must step up to gain trust
Government must do the right thing for public and policing
Steve White, Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wa...
Green light for spit guards in Essex is ‘another victory for common sense’
Essex has become the latest force to approve a roll out of sp...
Bobbies on the beat have never been more important
The Police Federation has renewed calls for more investment i...
Our thoughts with those affected in last night's attacks in London
PFEW Chair Steve White Steve White, Ch...
Blog: Members, help us improve your force IT by taking this survey
'Direct entry' - no magic bullet for detective shortage
Looking for non-police officers to plug the nationwide detect...
Life sentence for police attacker
A life sentence has been welcomed by the Police Federation after thug Simon Priest, 41, punched PCs Geoff Hill and ...
Military deployment is a step change in UK policing
The deployment of military personnel (Operation Temperer) to assist police in the aftermath of Monday’s terrorist...
Officer welfare and protection top the bill in ‘Above and Beyond’ show
Better protection, support and resources are needed for police officers in today’s climate of severe threats and ...
Annual conference a 'huge success'
"An exciting, interesting and all round informative conference." That’s how the 2017 Police Federation of Englan...
Pay reform is coming, says NPCC
Major pay structure reforms are expected across the police se...
IPCC under fire over firearms officers
The panel for the firearms session - left to right: Ian Collins, Che ...
It’s a ‘yes’ from the Home Secretary on spit guards
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has promised to back chief constabl...
Food vouchers and charity a stark reality for some officers
Amber Rudd on stage at the PFEW Annual Conference ...
Learning about mental health and wellbeing
Police officers need to look after themselves and not be afraid to speak up about mental health, a recurring topic ...
Home Sec challenged to visit cops on their own turf
Officers threw down the gauntlet to Home Secretary Amber Rudd during the question and answer session at conference ...
National award for Nottingham detective
Dame Vera Baird and DC Keeley Mansell ...
Home Sec praises officers but defends changes to pay & pensions
Home Secretary Amber Rudd giving her keynote speech ...
Policing must be put ahead of politics
PFEW Chair Steve White giving his keynote speech ...
National campaign launches to remember fallen officers
Computerised image of the new police memorial in Staffordshire ...
Priority for chiefs should be mental health and wellbeing of officers
Police chiefs have been encouraged to spend more money on protecting the wellbeing of their officers by a medically...
Assault Police socially unacceptable
Assaulting a police officer or other emergency service worker needs to become as “socially unacceptable as gettin...
Release of suspected police killer is a 'disgrace'
WPC Yvonne Fletcher The news that...
Spit guards dominate Diane Abbott’s conference session
Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott Sha...
Award first for brave West Midlands officer
PC Adam Koch survived a horrific knife attack which nearly killed him. But it wasn’t his external injuries t...
Officers confront police watchdog
Dame Anne Owers, Chair of the IPCC The...
Modern slavery 'greatest human rights issue of our time'
Kevin Hyland OBE, the UK's Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner ...
NPCC commit to working together to protect police drivers
The chief constable in charge of roads policing has pledged t...
Spit guards ‘looking likely’ for UK’s second largest force
West Midlands Chief Constable Dave Thomson ...
Welfare priorities for a ‘service on its knees’
More than half (60%) of officers say that there is insufficie...
Policing is in intensive care
PFEW Chair Steve White That’s the me...
Police service outlines its needs from future government
The three policing staff associations have written an open letter to all political parties outlining what the servi...
Legal action taken against Home Office on injury pension reform
Deputy General Secretary Andy Ward Ret...
Countdown to conference
There’s just a few days until our annual conference and...
True Picture Day – Monday 8 May
Was your last shift met with difficulties?  Were you sin...
Policing and security should be top priority for Government
PFEW Chair Steve White Labour has anno...
Equalities seminar hears from experts and influencers
Police Federation Equality Liaison Officers and stakeholders have received expert advice and training at a seminar ...
It was Mind over Marathon for Detective Georgie Lloyd-Pugh
Detective Georgina Lloyd-Pugh of South Wales Police ...
Improved crime recording cannot disguise rise in victims
PFEW Chair Steve White Improved record...
Prison Officers’ Association joins Protect The Protectors campaign
POA General Secretary Steve Gillan with PFEW's Che Donald ...
Speeding fines hike welcomed – but more officers needed
Speeding drivers face harsher fines from today but the Federation remains concerned at falling numbers of traffic c...
Thoughts with French colleagues after officer killed
PFEW Chair Steve White The thoughts of...
New report states demands on police too high
“We cannot realistically expect the police to meet every possible demand we might make of them,” so say...
Firearms uplift: 'moving in the right direction, but we can't be complacent'
The firearms uplift is moving in the right direction but we can’t afford to be complacent, says the Police Fe...
Members' annual survey on pay and morale is now open
Our biggest members’ survey of the year launches today. A ...
Taser continues to prove its worth
New 'use of Taser' statistics further prove the effectiveness...
Majority of new recruits feel policing is still a job for life
Four in five new recruits (83.3%) intend to stay in the polic...
Time for a full review into policing
A call has been made for a “long overdue” full review int...
Blog: PC Keith Palmer: “Your legacy is our way of life”
College needs to 'demonstrate relevance' to frontline
The College of Policing needs to continue to demonstrate its relevance and better communicate its aims as it begins...
POLICE magazine shortlisted for national award
POLICE magazine - First Edition POLICE...
Bail overhaul will be a ‘massive and challenging change'
PFEW Duputy General Secretary Andy Ward ...
Officers using leave days to recover from sickness
Jason Kwee, Chair of the Health and Safety Sub Committee ...
Swifter action needed on IPCC reform
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is being ...
BTP Fed pledges support to Protect the Protectors
PFEW Vice-Chair Calum Macleod The camp...
Right resources needed following terror attack
PFEW Chair Steve White on BBC Panorama ...
Civilian police chiefs - whatever next?
A proposal to parachute civilians into chief constable jobs has met with derision across the Federation. The Home ...
Officers reluctant to seek help for mental health
More needs to be done to tackle the stigma associated with me...
A service left numb following police officer death
The news that a police officer lost their life today, defending the safety of others, has left both colleagues and ...
New 'flying squad' will free up officers
Plans for a new 24-hour police drone unit will help free up officers and provide an improved service to the public....
The right tools for the job
Whether more police officers should carry Taser, or if there should be more armed officers, have been hot topics of...
Police officers warned over data protection breaches
Police officers are persistently falling foul of data protect...
Professional recognition for ‘expert’ constables
Karen Stephens, PFEW lead on professional development ...
Police stress twice as high as UK workforce average
Figures from the Police Federation of England and Wales' (PFE...
Fatigued officers struggle with work-life balance
Demands on police time is not abating and this is having a detrimental effect on officer work-life balance. Physica...
Too much police time wasted in A&E
Some police officers have reported spending up to 80 per cent of their time on some shifts waiting at hospitals whi...
Police service budgets must be protected
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, presented his Spring Budget t...
Demand of officers is taking its toll
Police officers are under increasing demand, and this is affecting the quality of their work. That is yet another ...
Taser approval good news, but funding needed
The Home Office has today announced its approval of the new X...
HMIC Report is 'worrying wake-up-call'
The latest police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy (P...
Biggest shake-up in police bail in 32 years ‘just around the corner’
The full impact of the new Policing and Crime Act is likely t...
Blog: Let's hope tougher penalties deter phone use while driving
Federation welcomes latest Special Constabulary survey
A new survey into the representation of the Special Constabul...
Blog: Key changes to use of force recording
Three quarters of officers 'often or always' single-crewed
Single-crewing is commonplace in a service that is feeling the brunt of issues around resilience. The true extent...
Cressida Dick appointed new Met Commissioner
Cressida Dick has been appointed the new Metropolitan Police ...
IPCC guidance will do little to instil trust
Revised Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) guida...
Arming police debated on BBC's 'The Big Questions'
Public debate on arming British police officers continued ove...
Police charities join forces
Representatives from the new organisation Police Charities UK ...
Blog: Why officer welfare is critical
Fire Brigades Union pension tribunal ruling
An employment tribunal has ruled that while the government's ...
Federation collaborates with ITN in ‘Above and Beyond’
In the second year of its partnership, the Federation and ITN Productions are again producing a news and current-af...
Further frontline support for Taser
Police Taser A poll by the Metropolita...
Stress widespread in the police service
The Federation has long said that the pressures of policing i...
Call to ‘Protect the Protectors’ gains Parliamentary support
PC Bruce, SNP MP Chris Stephens, Nick Smart and Calum Macleod ...
Blog: Why we are campaigning to 'Protect the Protectors'
National campaign launches to 'Protect The Protectors'
Today marks the launch of our national campaign to ‘Protect...
'Horrific' 2.4 million assaults on officers a year
New figures released today reveal the horrific extent and frequency of assaults* on police officers. Estimations ba...
Blog: Why we support calls for a Police Covenant
Assaults on officers highlighted at Parliament
PFEW representatives and officers with MP Holly Lynch ...
Time for change – More officers want Taser
Police officers have shown their overwhelming support for the...
Op Dragoon wins Outstanding Contribution to Roads Policing Award
Sgt Phil Patterson accepts the award on behalf of Op Dragoon ...
Progress being made to change law to better protect police drivers
Tim Rogers, PFEW lead on pursuits, speaking at the conference ...
Police service ‘still haemorrhaging officers’
The police service is continuing to haemorrhage officers warn...
"Fewer roads police, but more work than ever"
Andrew Jones MP, CC Suzette Davenport and PC Jayne Willetts ...
All headlights on enforcement at Roads Policing Conference
The increasing demands on roads policing officers will garner...
Crime figures highlight increasing demand
Chair Steve White Improved recording o...
Judges’ pensions Employment Tribunal further update
The Employment Tribunal on judges’ pensions has been report...
Judges pensions tribunal ruling
An employment tribunal has today ruled that the government's transitional pension arrangements for judges amount to...
'Wrong to compare policing with other professions'
Comparing police officers to other occupations doesn’t work, Federation chair Steve White told radio listeners, a...
PM's mental health reforms welcome but 'still a huge problem for police'
Theresa May’s mental health reforms are a step in the right direction but society needs to recognise the scal...
Resources and politics impacting stop and search
A reduction in proactive patrols, due to reducing officer numbers and tightening budgets, as well as “politic...
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