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Federation will ensure your voice is heard at Party Conferences
Together with colleagues from local Police Federation boards,...
PC whose life was ‘blighted’ by IPCC for 7 years can finally wed
PC Joe Harrington A Met PC, who was co...
Blog: Dial 999 for police technology
Technology lead Simon Kempton Police F...
“Police need certainty on post-Brexit landscape”
Simon Kempton, PFEW Operational Policing Lead ...
Blog: ‘Critics didn’t think we could change, but we have’
Outgoing National Secretary Andy Fittes ...
New National Secretary of the Police Federation announced
New National Secretary Alex Duncan The...
Assaults Bill is significant win for 'Protect the Protectors' campaign
The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) welcomes th...
Custody ‘not immune from policing cuts’
Custody Seminar 2018 Custody is just a...
Good cell design ‘helps prevent suicides’ – and protects officer health
Inspector Tony Maggs The design of pol...
ID card will help brain injury survivors
Chief Executive of Headway, Peter McCabe ...
Better education on ABD needed, says Met Medical Director
Medical Director for Met Police, Dr Meng Aw-Yong ...
Emotional father urges officers to read review into son’s death
Tony Herbert A grieving father whose s...
Timelines still an issue for IOPC – but ‘working hard to improve’
Miranda Biddle, North East Regional Director of the Independe...
Custody ‘must be seen as more prestigious job’
The new chief in charge of custody says it’s vital the stat...
‘Home Office out of touch about the needs of policing’
PFEW Chair, John Apter Today’s d...
Clamour growing over policing fears – but ‘it is falling on deaf ears’
Chair John Apter John Apter, chair of ...
Stop and Search good intentions redundant without officers to enforce them
PFEW Operational lead Simon Kempton ...
HM Treasury announce possible public pension cost cap breach
Initial findings from the public pension schemes four-yearly ...
Custody seen as ‘worst job in policing’
Custody lead Andy Ward Custody roles a...
Colour blindness rules for AFOs a serious concern
Vice Chair Che Donald Rules designed t...
Members urged to claim basic entitlements
As the new pay scales come into effect we remind officers of ...
Blog: Life through a lens
PFEW Operational Policing lead Simon Kempton ...
Blog: I understand and share members' anger and frustration
As he approaches his first full month in post, National Chair...
New National Board announced
Twenty-two representatives from across England and Wales have been elected to the new Police Federation National Bo...
Awards will highlight good work of detectives
PFNDF Chair Martin Plummer Investigati...
Take part in the Home Office's Frontline Review of policing
The Home Office is giving frontline police officers and polic...
IOPC support for response driver protections
The Federation today welcomes a statement from the Independen...
Blog: How are you feeling?
PFEW Vice-Chair Ché Donald Vic...
Police officers urged to share views on welfare, demand and capacity
Today we have launched our second officer welfare, demand and...
"I’m afraid a 'thank you' doesn’t quite cut it"
Chair John Apter Chair John Apter refl...
Blog: Government’s latest wizard wheeze to save cash
Professional Development lead Dave Bamber ...
Cops exodus up by more than 30% - pay, morale, health to blame
Nearly 2,000 police officers voluntarily quit the service over the past 12 months – an increase of 31% over t...
Chair responds to Westminster incident
Chair John Apter PFEW Chair John Apter...
Overtime bill should be used to employ more officers
The Government should be investing the millions of pounds being spent on police overtime in England and Wales emplo...
“I have £50 to last me the month”
Following the release of the 2018 Pay and Morale Survey results, we heard the real life accounts of how officers ar...
More cash-strapped cops than ever forced to take second jobs
More police officers than ever (7.8%) have taken second jobs ...
"It's time officers are given the recognition & remuneration they deserve"
New PFEW Chair John Apter Reacting to ...
New chair sets out his vision for the future
National Chair John Apter The new Chai...
New National Chair of Police Federation announced
New Police Federation Chair John Apter ...
Rising custody deaths must be ‘wake-up call for Government’
The rising number of police custody deaths has highlighted th...
‘Protect the Protectors’ Bill on way to royal assent
Yesterday marked a landmark for emergency service workers in ...
Government has shown ‘true disdain’ for our brave hero cops
As yet another ‘derisory’ 2% pay offer is handed down, th...
Officers assaulted while protecting NHS staff
Mark Jones, North Wales Police Federation ...
Hard-hitting video shortlisted for award
A powerfully emotive video commissioned for our Annual Conference this year to show the reality of policing has bee...
‘Sleepwalking into a nightmare’ as knife crime is at all-time high
PFEW Vice-Chair Ché Donald The ...
Maternity support win for Federation
Pension regulations which could have discriminated against so...
Officers’ views must be listened to
Policing Minister Nick Hurd Officers w...
Communities need ‘boots on the ground’
Operational Lead Simon Kempton Greater...
Terror attack Metropolitan officers win national Bravery Award
Left-right: PC Shaun Cartwright, who accepted PC Keith Palmer's posth...
Thames Valley officers awarded for confronting high street killer
Sergeant Mark Allmond and PC Alex Quigley from Thames Valley Police who chased down a violent killer have been reco...
GMP officer who saved drowning man wins Police Bravery Award
PC Mohammed Nadeem from Greater Manchester Police who single-handedly saved a man from an icy river has won a prest...
Northumbria officers win Police Bravery Award for confronting armed offender
PCs Gary Sharpe and Victoria Threadgold from Northumbria Police who challenged a man waving a Samurai sword and gun...
Terror attack police officers recognised for heroism
Two Metropolitan Police officers who ran to London’s aid during a terror attack have jointly won a Police Bravery...
North Wales Police officers who confronted murder suspect awarded for bravery
PCs David Hall and Rhys Rushby from North Wales Police have been recognised with a prestigious Police Bravery Award...
Wiltshire Police officer who grabbed woman from train track wins regional award
Wiltshire Inspector Ian Stevenson who risked his life to save a vulnerable woman from an oncoming train has won a p...
Norfolk police officer threatened with samurai swords wins regional award
PC Frances Peters from Norfolk Constabulary who fended off a samurai sword wielding attacker has won a regional Pol...
West Mercia officer wins Bravery Award for reaction to horrific blade attack
PC Kimberley Morris from West Mercia Police has been presented with a national Police Bravery Award in recognition ...
Police Minister hosts bravery awards reception at no10
The Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service, Nick...
Blog: The uncomfortable reality of policing on the frontline
On the day the Police Federation celebrates the bravery of our heroic cops, vice chair Ché Donald queries wh...
Vote for your National Chair now
National Chair candidates John Apter (left) and Phill Matthews (right...
One day until Police Bravery Awards
Police officers who have demonstrated outstanding acts of bra...
Trump visit piling pressure on "creaking" service
The Police Federation of England and Wales has warned of the "unquestionable pressure" that the Presidential visit ...
National Chair candidates announced
National Chair candidates John Apter and Phill Matthews ...
Blog: When bravery is 'all in a day's work'
PFEW Chair Calum Macleod Chair Calum M...
Deaths and serious injuries guidance closer after Fed campaign
Members are being urged to send in their views on draft new guidance concerning deaths and serious injuries (DSI) f...
Blog: Direct Entry: Give us more evidence
The Federation’s Professional Development lead Dave Bamber takes a look at the latest findings on direct entry- a...
Blog: We need to talk about drugs
Simon Kempton PFEW Operational Policing Lead ...
Federation wins deal for officers
News that overnight allowance is to be paid to all those elig...
'More needs to be done sooner' for police welfare
PFEW Vice-Chair Ché Donald Poli...
Calum Macleod to step down as Chair
PFEW Chair Calum Macleod is to stand down ...
Lords urged to back 'Protect the Protectors bill'
Steve Taylor (Essex), Nick Smart (West Yorks), Tiff Lynch (Leics) and...
Blog: Parity for Mutual Aid officers
Operational policing lead Simon Kempton ...
Survey shows officers want better access to Taser
Three quarters of officers want access to Taser ...
Public debate needed on future of drugs legislation
The lead on drugs policy for the Police Federation of England...
Officers’ outstanding bravery to be honoured at awards
HRH Countess of Wessex with PC Otterson, PC Currie and Sgt Richardson...
Blog: Uncertainty surrounds ‘missing’ £3m of Welsh police training cash
Sam Roberts, lead for Wales Sam Rober...
Blog: Cosmetic campaign nothing short of 'reckless and foolhardy'
PFEW Chair Calum Macleod Chair Calum M...
Toll on officers 'disgraceful and unsustainable'
A report analysing the state of policing in England and Wales...
Blog: Experience, and not just knowledge, counts
Police Federation Chair Calum Macleod ...
National seminar will address issues affecting police custody
Introduction of the new Police and Crime Act has resulted in ...
Direct-entry detectives scheme ‘not the answer’
Karen Stephens secretary of the PFNDF ...
Queen’s Birthday Honours announced
On the eve of Her Majesty’s Birthday, more than 1,000 people have been recognised with a distinguished honour. A ...
Lush retract ‘Spy Cops’ campaign following public backlash
Cosmetic Company ‘Lush’ announce suspension of ‘Spy Cops’ campaign after offensive shop window displays spa...
'Naive to think cuts have no effect on crime'
Met Commissioner Cressida Dick PFEW Ch...
‘Gaping hole’ in new counter-terror plan
Calum Macleod, Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales said: “We welcome any measures that are go...
Thanks for your support, chair tells public
PFEW Chair Calum Macleod Calum Macleod...
Cosmetic campaign badged 'damaging and distasteful'
PFEW Chair Calum Macleod British Cosme...
Hard-hitting ‘Reality of Policing’ video a huge success
A powerfully emotive video commissioned for our Annual Conference to show the Reality of Policing has been shared o...
Reality of policing made loud and clear
Around 1,000 delegates attended the Annual Conference at the ...
Neighbourhood policing cuts a "security issue"
Operational Policing Lead Simon Kempton ...
Home Secretary responds to questions on police cuts
Home Secretary Sajid Javid Following h...
New recruits' salaries continue to prove contentious
(Right to left) CC Francis Habgood, PCC Ron Hogg, Dr Joan Donnelly, A...
Conference enjoys a lively Q&A with new Home Sec
Home Secretary Sajid Javid and National Chair Calum Macleod ...
Reality in detective policing hits home
Martin Plummer, PFNDF Chair Police lea...
Federation challenges new Home Secretary on firearms
Home Secretary Sajid Javid was challenged over the delay of a...
A career for life… for five years
Dr Fran Boag-Munroe This is the harsh ...
National Chair's reaction to Home Secretary's speech
Home Secretary Sajid Javid National Ch...
Home Secretary warned to learn lessons his predecessors failed to
Chair Calum Macleod has cautioned the new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, to "learn the lessons his predecessors faile...
Policing Minister commits to supporting fair police pay
Rt Hon Nick Hurd, Sir Thomas Winsor, Louise Haigh MP, PFEW Chair Calu...
Policing Minister signals the end of cuts
Nick Hurd has signalled the end of austerity cuts to policing...
Does stop search reduce knife crime?
Simon Kempton, PFEW Operational Policing Lead ...
There are not enough police to keep public safe
The cliffhanger vote came during a debate on a creaking police service plagued by dwindling police numbers and ris...
"Police officer fatigue cannot be ignored"
Dr Paul Jackson, Transport Research Lab ...
Police let down by ‘weak legislation'
Conference facilitator Ian Collins, PC Laura Gargett and Chair of Wes...
Changing from IPCC to IOPC ‘not just a new logo’
Michael Lockwood, Director General of the Independent Office ...
New watchdog unveils reform
The boss of the new police watchdog the Independent Office fo...
Avon & Somerset officer recognised with national award
Winner PC Tina Newman (right), with national rep Sam Roberts (left) a...
A ‘cautious welcome’ for police drivers’ consultation
The Federation has given a "cautious welcome" to the news tha...
Less than 24 hours until our most interactive conference yet
It’s less than 24 hours until our Annual Conference in Birmingham where we will be debating issues affecting poli...
Blog: Less talk, more action, Home Secretary
Police Federation Chair Calum Macleod ...
Numbers of armed officers still falls short
Suggestions that there are now 25 per cent more firearm officers available to help protect the public don’t tell ...
Coundown to Conference
It’s less than a week to go until our Annual Conference in ...
Are you a member of these forces? Vote for your Branch Chair now
Rank and file police officers from Cleveland, Derbyshire, Gre...
Blog: Why Mental Health Awareness is so important to me
PFEW Vice-Chair Ché Donald Our...
Blog: The reality of detective policing - not some TV drama
Karen Stephens, PFEW Detectives lead, discusses the challenge...
Chair responds to appointment of new Home Secretary
Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales responds to appointment of Home Secretary Sajid Javid. In a st...
Watered down 'Assaults Bill' passes
MPs and supporters of the Bill outside parliament ...
Violent offences at all-time high as police numbers plummet
Police Federation issue stark warning as latest crime statistics for England and Wales show violent crime at all-ti...
Federation complaint about six-year IPCC probe takes another year
The new police watchdog has finally resolved two complaints about its predecessor’s handling of an investigat...
New videos show the harsh reality of policing
Police officers, a paramedic and a prison officer are speaking about the harrowing assaults they have experienced o...
Blog: Chair reflects on 25 years since Stephen Lawrence murder
Calum Macleod, Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales ...
Blog: Salisbury operations and deployment update
Operational Lead, Simon Kempton Follow...
Countdown to the most interactive conference yet
Delegates will gather at the International Convention Centre ...
Officer rest days are 'Vital'
PFEW Chair Calum Macleod It is vital ...
Elections: Workplace representative results are published
The results of the first round of voting in our 2018 national election cycle are now available here. Workplace rep...
Home Sec ‘ignoring elephant in the room’
The Home Secretary has been accused of ignoring the massive cuts in police numbers as she launched the Government...
Annual pay and morale survey launches
Our biggest members’ survey of the year launches today, 9 A...
Response to Amber Rudd's statement on police cuts
Ahead of the unveiling of a new Government strategy to tackle serious violence, Home Secretary Amber Rudd today sta...
Gender pay inequality still persists
From April 1 all public sector organisations with over 250 em...
Federation fears over bail shake-up confirmed
Pre-charge bail has dropped by a staggering 65 per cent since...
Campaign urges motorists ‘don’t stream and drive’
Sgt Neil Dewson-Smyth of Cheshire Police ...
Tackling knife crime – our response to Government campaign
The Home Office's new anti-knife crime campaign ...
Blog: Reflections a year after Westminster Attack
PC Keith Palmer who died confronting a terrorist ...
We deserve a pay rise like NHS workers
On the announcement that NHS workers will recieve a pay rise, Calum Macleod, Chair of the Police Federation for Eng...
Government needs to act now to avoid policing crisis
The Government must act before it’s too late warns the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) after inspec...
Equalities Reps enhance skills at seminar
PFEW Equalities Chair, Ian Saunders, with Karen Pinfold and Elaine Pa...
Pursuits Bill last-minute delay
PFEW pursuits lead Tim Rogers pictured with Sir Henry Bellingham MP a...
Chair's response to the 2018 Spring Statement
PFEW Chair Calum Macleod Calum Macle...
National campaign warns of the crisis in detective policing
Karen Stephens, Secretary of the Police Federation’s National Detec...
Home Office provides Pension Calculator
PFEW General Secretary Andy Fittes Fol...
Response to Salisbury major incident
This page was updated at 6.50pm on 08/03/2018 following the release of the name of the hospitalised officer. On S...
Blog: International Women's Day - Pressing for Progress
Hayley Aley reflects on life as a female police officer ...
Blog: A Federation that reflects its membership
Hayley Aley, Equality lead Equality le...
Nominations open for Detectives’ Awards
Karen Stephens, Secretary of Police Federation National Detectives’...
Voting portals are now open
Rank and file police officers across England and Wales began ...
Welsh Assembly backs protection for assaulted officers
Chris Bryant MP On Tuesday evening the...
Blog: Storm in a teacup
PFEW Chair Calum Macleod PFEW Chairman...
Blog: Lobby your MP to back pursuits bill
PFEW's Tim Rogers with Sir Henry Bellingham MP ...
Members begin voting for their Fed reps
As we progress to the next stage of our national elections, m...
Home Office has short memory on cop pay and pensions
In response to the Home Office's evidence to the Police Remun...
Blog: NPCC - do the maths on pay
No police force is immune from welfare results
Links between demand, capacity and officer welfare feature in a new report from the Police Federation of England an...
Blog: 'I'm exasperated with the pay review process'
Police chiefs under fire over pay
Police chiefs have come under fire from the Police Federation...
Lives at risk with fewer roads police
Operation Tramline A successful crackd...
Blog: Stand with us and have your voice heard
DfT offers support to roads police officers
Pauline Reeves from the Department for Transport addressing officers ...
Roadside evidential breath testing on the way
Jesse Norman MP Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Department for ...
Officers should "welcome IOPC"
Roads Policing Lead Jayne Willetts addressing this year's conference ...
Election nomination portals open across England and Wales
Members, do you want to make a difference in your force by su...
‘More resources would mean more lives saved on our roads’
Around 150 delegates attended this year's conference ...
Surrey PCs win Roads Policing Award
PC Dan Pascoe and PC Ben Hudson, winners of Outstanding Contribution ...
New approach needed to resource roads policing
PFEW and NPCC roads policing leads - Jayne Willetts and Anthony Bangh...
Response to DfT’s consultation for online accident reporting
Today at our annual Roads Policing Conference, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced the launch of a co...
Pensions rulings for firefighters and judges
The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) rulings regarding judge...
Spin on crime statistics is 'smoke and mirrors'
Warnings that falling officer numbers and funding cuts are having a direct influence on crime numbers, have been ma...
Stand and vote in our coming elections
Members are being encouraged to stand and vote in the forthco...
Blog: Mental wellbeing taken seriously by Government
Roundtable event “long overdue”
The Minister for Policing and the Fire Service Nick Hurd will...
Chiefs to back assaulted officers
West Midlands Police Chief Constable Dave Thompson. Photo credit West...
Revving up towards this year's Roads Policing Conference
The impact that budget cuts have had on roads policing and th...
Study shows single crewed officers could be at greater risk
New evidence shows that single crewing could be putting the s...
Radical overhaul needed
Phill Matthews, PFEW conduct and performance lead ...
New Chair pledges to focus on the needs of members
New national Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) Calum Macleod says he is looking forward to...
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