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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 a police 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 annual 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
Did You Know? campaign to focus on financial entitlements in March
The next phase of the campaign launches today and looks at financial entitlements
"Time to put party politics aside and end this knife crime epidemic"
Government urged to act now and give policing the investment it needs to tackle this national emergency
Concerns as PM fails to connect dots on knife crime epidemic
Figures make grim reading ahead of Channel 4 Dispatches: Britain's Knife Crisis: Young, Armed and Dangerous
A decade long investigation is 'totally unacceptable'
Conduct Lead Phill Matthews on the years of stress and worry officers are subjected to at the hands of the IOPC
Should police be routinely armed?
Ahead of tonight's documentary, in the Line of Fire with Ross Kemp
Decision to allow student officers access to Taser “a victory”
The Policing Minister made the announcement today but there will be no new money to fund the uplift
Officer safety must be fit for purpose
National Chair encourages members to take part in College of Policing conflict management consultation
"If you don’t want to have a spit guard applied, don’t spit or bite"
National Chair John Apter addresses biased comments on use of spit guards in open letter
Blog: We're better than last year and a damn sight better than 50 years ago
National Chair reflects on recent achievements and challenges
FedCast 2: Advice for members on conduct and discipline
Episode two in our series features National Chair John Apter and Conduct and Performance Lead Phill Matthews
Memorial honouring heroic officer PC Keith Palmer GM unveiled
The memorial stone has been placed outside the Palace of Westminster clos to where the officer died
No change to status of EU national warranted officers post-Brexit
Home Office clears up questions following member concerns
GPS tags "must not become cost cutting exercise”
National Chair responds to Justice Secretary's announcement to tag thousands of criminals
NPCC pay proposals undervalue officers
Officers should not be penalised for lack of progress on police pay reform
Blog: Police officers can only take so much
Vice-Chair talks about the real impact of pressures of the job
Government must face facts - extreme stress in policing is real
National survey reveals true extent of police officer demand, capacity and welfare
Blog: 'Our issue is with government not the pay review body'
Our National Chair says the GOvernment has ripped up the rule book and been reckless with police pay
3-year pay deal needed to rescue officers from financial cliff-edge
Our pay review body submission calls for a 5% pay rise for officers for each of the next three years
Blog: 'Don't rush into pension decisions'
National Secretary Alex Duncan outlines the complicated and unpredictable situation with public service pension schemes
National Chair welcomes Commissioner’s spit guard decision
John Apter praises Metropolitan Police Federation after securing protective equipment for officers
Government is failing a generation
Murder rate for young people rockets and stabbing deaths reach highest level on record
Blog: We cannot let knife crime define a generation
National Chair John Apter explains why politicians must tackle serious violent crime head on
Gov suspends pension cost cap action pending legal decision
The Treasury is awaiting the outcome of the judges' and firefighters' legal challenge against transitional protections
Response to Home Secretary's knife crime announcement
Government just 'tinkering around the edges' says National Chair John Apter
Member-focused Roads Policing Conference delivers
Round-up of key moments from our Roads Policing Conference on January 29-30
Roads Policing delegates get lessons in bias and virtual reality
A forensic investigator and a senior firefighter gives delegates new insights
New cloud based CRaSH system
Improved efficiencies in force time and money
"Repeated trauma exposure seriously impacts mental health"
Are you tired or fatigued?
"Fatigue is very common among roads policing officers and that needs to be addressed"
Warm words to response drivers ‘mean nothing’ without law change
Police drivers warned they are still vulnerable to prosecution until there is new legislation
First FedCast covers pensions, pay, campaigning and more
Our inaugural podcast features National Chair John Apter & National Secretary Alex Duncan
Officer responsible for targeting uninsured drivers wins award
Inspector Simon Hills wind this year's Outstanding Contribution to Roads Policing Award
Police drivers still face prosecution
Round-up of day 1 of Roads Policing Conference
More investment needed for safer roads says NPCC roads lead
Anthony Bangham claims road deaths decline could be reversed if roads policing isn't prioritised
Driver law change not mentioned by Transport Minister
Disappointment & Frustration as Jesse Norman omits all-important protection for police drivers
Shadow Police Minister calls for change in pursuits law
MP Louise Haigh backs Federation's campaign to better protect police drivers
Government inaction continues to leave officers vulnerable
PFEW pushes government over driver legislation
Blog: The real cost to policing
Conduct Lead Phil Matthews examines the human cost of lengthy investigations and what can be done
Judicial review to go ahead on police pay
Challenge to Governments police pay 'award' one step closer
UK ‘overwhelmed by explosion of violence as cops struggle to cope’
National Chair John Apter reacts to new crime figures released today (24 January)
IOPC put too many officers through misconduct trauma
FOI findings show only five officers were dismissed following misconduct cases ordered by IOPC
Govt takes three years to produce 325 words on police firearms
Firearms review is 'cold comfort' to those in the job
Two weeks to go until Roads Policing 2019
PFEW's annual conference covering national issues
Blog: Make this the one New Year’s resolution you keep
Vice-chair and Mental Health Leacd Ché Donald focusses on wellbeing as the festive slump hits home
Public confidence in police has increased despite cuts to the service
National report shows that public reognise that police are unable to do it all because of reduced resources
Federation pledges closer links with support groups
We have signed a memorandum of understanding with police support groups
Did You Know? campaign to focus on rest days in January
The next phase of the campaign launches today (3 Jan) and looks at rest days
Celebrating 100 years
Seminar round-up: PIPs can affect any officer
‘Fit-bit’ kit could save custody lives
How restraining suspects can increase risk of death
Police dog bites in the dock at PIPs seminar
Shoot, don't shoot?
Good Post Incident Procedures can be a ‘lifeline’
Custody ‘not immune from policing cuts’
Good cell design ‘helps prevent suicides’ – and protects officer health
ID card will help brain injury survivors
Better education on ABD needed, says Met Medical Director
Emotional father urges officers to read review into son’s death
Timelines still an issue for IOPC – but ‘working hard to improve’
Custody ‘must be seen as more prestigious job’
Government has shown ‘true disdain’ for our brave hero cops
Derisory 2% pay offer announced by Home Office
Officers’ views must be listened to
Officers will have the chance to give their opinions on how policing can be improved in a review being launched by Polic...
Toll on officers 'disgraceful and unsustainable'
Reaction as latest HMICFRS report highlights demand, capacity and welfare as the main issues facing policing
Numbers of armed officers still falls short
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