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FENTANYL - Know the dangers, save your life.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid first discovered in 1959 and it’s primary use has been as an anesthetic.
For a number of years fentanyl is known to have been added to heroin and the potent combination has been responsible for many overdoses in the US and Canada.
Fentanyl can be obtained on prescription in the UK and is often used in the treatment of chronic pain in cancer sufferers. It can be prescribed in a number of forms including as a patch, tablet, lozenge and nasal spray.
Motor Source Group & Federation Discount Vehilce Schemes
To check out the New 2017 PCH deals click here
Police Pension Judgement and Review
The Employment Tribunal on judges’ pensions has been reported as a victory. But who wins? Andy Fittes, PFEW General Secretary, said today: “The ET ruling was on a narrow part of pension legislation, and ruled against a provision that unions across the public sector had fought for. The PFEW believes that the success of this challenge could have unintended consequences to the detriment of public sector workers.” Read More
Police Officer Assualts - Not Part of the Job!
A seven-point plan setting out how police officers and staff should be treated if assaulted while on duty has now been signed-off by the Force.
The plan follows an initiative first launched in Hampshire following a campaign by its Federation branch.
To Read more click here
Public Show Support for Officers Carrying Taser
The public have shown their support for police officers having access to Taser, dispelling the myth that it erodes community policing or the British model of policing by consent.
A survey, commissioned by the Police Federation of England and Wales, has shown 71% of respondents consider it acceptable for police officers to carry Taser when on patrol.
Four out of five surveyed said it would make no difference to their decision, or they would be more likely, to approach an officer for assistance if they were carrying a Taser. In addition, 89% said forces should be allowed to train and equip officers if the use of Taser is automatically recorded by Body Worn Video.
Steve White, Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: “We know officers support the use of Taser and Body Worn Video, and now we have the evidence that shows the public do as well.” Read More
December 2016 & January 2017 Police Federation Magazine
Believe in Blue - Thunderclap
Be part of something special this Christmas
This Christmas you are being encouraged to take part in an online flash mob as a way of promoting the incredible job you do all-year round. While the vast majority of the general public will be swapping presents and tucking into their turkey on 25 December, many of you at South Wales Police will instead be away from your friends and families and potentially putting your lives on the line to keep our communities safe. As part of the Police Federation’s ongoing Believe in Blue campaign to raise awareness of the hugely valuable role that you carry out, please join and share our Thunderclap now to highlight your efforts at this particular time of year.
To Join in With the Thunderclap click Here
Do you want to Save Money on your everyday health and household expenses?
For more information call or text you HSF Account Executive Heather Phipps on 07967 171 692 or email Heather Phipps
Does HMRC have some of your money?
Over 60% of Police Federation members have been given the wrong tax code by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) at some time in the last 4 years. As a result they will have paid too much tax without realising, with many still paying too much right now!
To find out more click here
Matrimonial Surgeries with Howells Solicitors
New dates have now been secured for our free surgeries with Howells Solicitors. If you have any matrimonial issues that you'd like to discuss in a confidential setting, contact the office to make an appointment.
Surgery Dates 2017
New from The Police Rehabilitation Centre
Please be aware that with immediate effect all serving officers will be required to show their warrant card on arrival. This is to enhance our security procedures & to also ensure the eligibility of those patients arriving. All serving officers will now be require to sign their application form with the amended details. To read the full Article Please click here
SWP Federation's Football Tickets
The South Wales Federation has again purchased 2 season tickets for both Swansea City FC and Cardiff City FC. These tickets will be made available for every home game of the season and will be offered intially to those who have a serious welfare consideration. If you have such a consideration, or know someone who has, please submit the details of the circumstances to your divisional rep who will forward them to the office for consideration.
If there are no officers with Welfare issues registered for the game, names will be drawn at random for those who have registered
REGISTER AT http://swpf.org/football/
Believe in Blue Campaign
Every day, a new challenge.
But one thing remains constant; we work hard each day to protect the communities we serve.
Allowing you to go about your everyday, safe in the knowledge that whatever happens, the police service has got your back.
It can mean wearing many hats as we’re trained to do, but that’s just part of our duty to you.
For us, duty is just the beginning.
New Federation H&S App that you can Download
The Federation has now created a new app to assist you with H&S issues while on the move. The application is downloaded via your mobile phones, so you would need to go to the app store on your phone and search for the police federation app and then download it. You will then need to register yourself as a member and this will be available.
We're awaiting authority from the force to install the app on your new Samsung phones but we hope to get that soon. In the meantime, you can download it to your own phones without problem.
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