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Blog: Trauma build up can destroy roads officers
Suffolk Federation Chair on why we need to address the trauma that comes with the job
Innovative seminars will focus on inclusion
Online events to take place this week and address diversity in policing
Lockdown rule changes put even more pressure on policing
PFEW wants clarity about guidelines & warns potential Christmas relaxation will be impossible to police
Pay freeze 'a slap in the face' for our members, says Vice-Chair
Ché Donald was discussing the impact of the proposed police pay freeze on LBC today
National Secretary gives update on police pensions claim
Our National Secretary, Alex Duncan, has issued an update for members on the subject of pensions
Blog: Don’t let social media ruin your career
Conduct and Performance Secretary Tiff Lynch on the explosion of social media and the pitfalls it can bring
‘Unforgivable' pay freeze for public sector workers would be a betrayal
National Chair John Apter has warned government this would be ‘unforgivable and a betrayal.’
We are not the enemy
It’s good to see somebody like Piers Morgan recognise the impossible position my colleagues are in
Scott’s story: “We have to look after ourselves and each other”
Sgt Scott Lee-Amies tells us about his personal struggles working in roads policing
Case study: Trauma should not be accepted as part of the job
Lancashire Constabulary is going all out to help officers and staff cope with exceptional stress
Police officers now permitted to carry Taser in court
Views from the frontline help change the law
Blog: The stress of lengthy investigations
Adam Commons on his experience of being a CAPLO 
Police Covid cases ‘low’ thanks to PPE campaign
National Chair said efforts to roll-out protective equipment had positive impact
Firework laws must be urgently reviewed
National Chair responds to attacks on police officers
Busting the myths around HIV
PFEW is working with the National AIDS Trust to tackle the stigma of HIV and reassure officers
Blog: Members’ welfare must be our number one priority
West Midlands CAPLO shares his biggest concerns and achievements in the role
Met boss leads emotional tributes to hero Sergeant
Family and friends remember man ‘with the biggest smile’
​Arrangements for the funeral of Sergeant Matt Ratana
The funeral will take place on Wednesday, 4 November
Blog: A brighter future for BAME police
How PFEW's BAME and BAME Belief Group is striving for more diversity in Federation and forces
Pop star serenades Fed rep as she wins Pride of Britain Award
Staffordshire PC dedicates award to officers injured in the line of duty
Blog: The toll of policing our roads
Roads Policing Lead, Gemma Fox talks of the trauma experienced and why we must support each other
Blog: Working to make the conduct and performance system fit for purpose
Tiff Lynch on why PFEW will never stop striving to make the system fairer for members
National Chair responds to month-long lockdown in England
PFEW National Chair John Apter responds to confirmation of national lockdown
Blog: Peggy Lamont – "I know we make a difference to people’s lives"
Raising awareness of the Federation’s work in equality
PFEW lobbying results in Taser training option for officers with CVD
College of Policing’s policy shift could allow more members to carry the device
New focus required to attract recruits with 'life experience'
Chair welcomes Police Uplift progress but wants change in advertising strategy
Blog: Disability in the workplace
Karl Lowe talks about how the Federation supported him after chronic fatigue diagnosis
Public vote of confidence for police during pandemic
National Chair praises officers who 'rose to the challenge' of lockdown as over 90 per cent satisfied with Covid respon...
National Chair: Violence against members is top of my agenda
What we’re doing to protect colleagues against the rising tide of assaults
Blog: New police support group for LGBT+ officers
Ian Ashton talks to us about what PFEW's new LGB&T+ Self-Organised Group means to him
Menopause Guidelines, one year on
Women’s Lead reflects on progress in better understanding the menopause
Blog: Working to support ethnic minorities
Met officer, Mish Choudhury, on his own experiences and the drive it gave him to make a difference
PFEW Treasurer tells story of brutal assault
BBC One’s Critical Incident highlights bravery of frontline officers.
Police Minister confirms support for uplift and sentences
Kit Malthouse was questioned by Fed reps around recruitment and tougher sentences
Federation marks Baby Loss Awareness Week
Hampshire Chair writes about the work her and others have done to support those dealing with the loss of a child
National Chair pays TV tribute to bravery of officers
BBC series highlighted challenges of policing COVID, protests and knife crime
Police Federation statement on proposed prevention regulations
Travel ban ‘unenforceable’ for police officers in Wales
Blog: Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu QPM on Black History Month
Neil addresses racial prejudice in policing in his recent blog written for PFEW
Inspectors Exam suspension – statement by National Chair
College of Policing Inspectors Exam situation 'simply unacceptable' as PFEW presses for reassurance
Blog: Peggy Lamont on the importance of equality in policing
We want officers to bring their whole self to work, not just the parts they think are ‘acceptable’
Outstanding officers recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours
An officer with four decades service is among those receiving Queen's Honours today
Legal Proceedings involving officer W80
PFEW response to Government’s Public Pensions Consultation
Our response to the Remedy proposal set out by HM Treasury in the Public Pensions Consultation
PPE guidance to ‘keep officers safe during Covid’
Useful leaflet sets out what to do in a variety of situations
Blog: ‘Hate is never acceptable’
PFEW Chair commits to a ‘better, more inclusive and supportive’ police service
Cautious welcome for Covid enforcement funding
Our National Chair welcomes government money but calls for more clarity around Covid restrictions 
PFEW launch Demand, Capacity & Welfare survey
An opportunity for rank and file police officers to give their views on policing the pandemic
‘Unacceptable and appalling’ rise in assaults on emergency workers
National Chair says some people need to take ‘long, hard look at themselves and their behaviour’
Police officers encouraged to use NHS app at work
Federation urges members to download Track and Trace app to personal phones
Not enough police to deal with new Covid-19 expectations
PFEW Chair John Apter says Forces need extra support to cope with extra demands
Fallen officers honoured at National Police Memorial Day
The Prince of Wales led VIPs and families in a moving service of tribute today
Prince of Wales to address police officer remembrance
The first virtual National Police Memorial Day takes place at 3pm today
Police family 'devastated' by fatal shooting of officer
National Chair calls loss of Met officer 'devastating and heart-breaking'
Presenting our 2020 Police Bravery Awards nominees
Ninety-four individuals representing 42 forces are being celebrated for incredible acts of heroism
Military is not what policing has asked for and not what it needs
PFEW National Chair responds to Prime Minister’s Covid-19 announcement
Shadow Home Secretary praises ‘strong’ Federation links
The Shadow Home Secretary discussed key policing issues with PFEW National Chair John Apter on Tuesday
Home Secretary backs our call to share body worn video
Video sharing guidance under review as PFEW secures Secretary of State’s support
Tributes paid to Met officer killed on way to work
PC Chris Miller, 35, was killed in a collision as he rode his motorbike to work.
PFEW takes ‘Time Limits’ campaign directly to MPs
Fed called to give evidence as IOPC investigated by Home Affairs Select Committee
PFEW lobbying results in law change
Chair welcomes increase in maximum sentence from 12 months to two years for assaults on emergency workers
Chair warns the public to avoid a ‘party weekend’
The National Chair has issued a statement before the ‘rule of six’ restrictions come into force on Monday.
Chair responds to announcement on social gatherings
The National Chair has issued a response to the Government announcement restricting social gatherings
Police Covenant welcomed by PFEW
Chair describes announcement as: ‘Much more than words to serving or former police officers’ 
PFEW pension compensation – what happens next?
Latest details on pension compensation claim as it moves to next stage of process  
Safety review report must not become just ‘another door stop’
Findings must halt rising number of assaults on frontline officers
The Chair Asks...Home Secretary Priti Patel
‘Protection isn’t just kit and body armour- it's also the human side’ 
No ‘extra officers’ to deal with illegal bank holiday ‘raves’
National Vice-Chair Ché Donald calls for clearer guidance when policing large gatherings
PFEW appalled by 31% rise in emergency worker assaults
National Vice-Chair describes year-on-year figures as ‘totally unacceptable’
Crime figures offer false sense of security
Ill-health and retirement pension update issued
Home Office has set out guidance in relation to Immediate Detriment Pensions Cases
Taser 7 approval welcomed
Home Secretary gives new and improved model the green light
No, the police are not institutionally racist
PFEW National Vice Chair Ché Donald writes in the Daily Telegraph
Letter sent to chiefs urging forces to share BWV footage
Federation takes action to protect officers and police service from damaging social media clips
Federation tribute to popular officer
'Barry was a hugely respected colleague and friend'
Blog: Building a fairer future for officers
Professional development rep Gemma Fox highlights PFEW work with College of Policing
Federation supports Met stance on social media
'Our officers and public deserve to be treated fairly - a trial by social media is damaging'
Making sure face coverings are not a barrier to communication
Tips for communicating while wearing face coverings
Federation backs Lissie Harper's 'Andrew's Law' campaign
Law would see criminals convicted of killing emergency services workers spend rest of lives in jail
IOPC seeks Federation feedback for overhaul project
PFEW gives constructive criticism as watchdog listens
Blog: It’s National Road Victim Month
Figures show no reduction in deaths and accidents
PFEW Chair: 'Pressure on policing back to pre-Covid levels'
John Apter commented on policing being too stretched to enforce facemask wearing in shops and public places
Statement following sentencing in PC Andrew Harper case
Thames Valley Chair and the National Chair pay tribute to 'hero' Andrew as his killers are jailed
National Chair encourages forces to post more BWV on social media
One-sided clips filmed by onlookers “incredibly damaging”
Officer recruitment drive well on track
National Chair says stats show encouraging levels of interest despite negative reporting 
Pay and Morale Survey: Your chance for better pay
Help us fight for improved officer pay and conditions by taking part in our survey
Retail outlets must play their part
National Chair urges retailers to introduce ‘no face covering – no entry’ policy
Pay award is ‘step in right direction’
Federation welcomes pay award but says officers deserve more
Police Officers to receive 2.5 % Pay Award
Further statement to come after full announcement later on Tuesday
Public service pension schemes consultation announced
PFEW working closely in partnership with staff associations across UK to form cohesive response
Officer uplift needed ‘now more than ever’
National Chair responds to statistics as knife crime reaches record high
New report on roads policing shows urgent need for resources
Home Office must end years of underfunding
Your responses needed for the Roads Policing Review
Federation welcomes call for evidence by DFT
Only as ‘last resort’ should police get involved
Government must ensure shops have obligation to make wearing of face coverings a condition of entry
'Complex audit' almost compete says PFEW Treasurer
National Treasurer Simon Kempton makes a statement about the 2018 External Audit of PFEW accounts 
Sentencing increases ‘could be meaningless’ without support
Chair wants new guidelines to ensure maximum sentences doubled for assaulting emergency workers
Blog: Cover up to keep you and your family safe
Simon Kempton from PFEW’s National Board talks about the importance of officers wearing face coverings and PPE
National Vice-Chair urges officers to wear face coverings
Ché Donald has called on colleagues to make use of new kit to help halt spread of Covid
Pensions Claim Deadline Now Extended To July 31
'Hugely positive response to claim' - over 36,000 completed surveys received to date
National Chair slams ‘seriously damaging’ anti-police reports
John Apter calls for more media support and warns biased reporting risks impeding recruitment drive
National Chair joins Home Secretary on visit to Sussex
John Apter hears how officers are tackling domestic violence during lockdown
Protection after police contact deaths forms new policy
College of Policing rolls out guidelines on Death or Serious Injuries procedures
'Crystal clear' drunk people cannot socially distance
National Chair says more education is needed to tackle public health issue
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 ‘Blue lives murder’ merchandise
Public will question company’s moral judgement after Internet giants reject plea to stop sales says Chair
'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
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