‘Protect the Protectors Bill’ clears committee stage

MPs complete their scutiny of a Bill to protect emergency workers from assault.

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 Hopes for better leadership with new College of Policing Chair

New vision predicted at College of Policing as incoming Chair is confirmed

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 Increased workloads harms mental resilience

Equality leads heard from a former soldier on how to help stressed out officers to avoid burnout.

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 Blog: “I chose to be a rep because I saw women being treated unfairly”

Ahead of the 2018 elections, Sam Roberts explains why she wants to see more female reps.

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 Equality leaders get lessons on suicide prevention

Suicidal officers can be brought back from the brink with the right support, Equality Liaison Officers told.

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 Violent drunk forced thumbs into officer's eyes

Federation deputy treasurer Simon Kempton reiterates support for tougher sentences after assault

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 Policing is under significant stress

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire & Rescue Services (HMICRFS) today publishes its latest efficiency report

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 MPs to scrutinise 'Protect the Protectors Bill'

Chris Bryant has called on MPs to help him strengthen a Bill to protect emergency workers from assault.

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 New College Of Policing CEO must connect with the front line

Connection with the front line and officer welfare must be a focus of new College CEO

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  Officer welfare tops agenda at leaders summit

Look after the rank and file and they’ll ‘climb out of the trenches for you'

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 Custody report poses more questions than answers

Report published on deaths in police custody

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 New guidance on outcomes in misconduct proceedings

New College of Policing guidance aims to make misconduct hearings fairer, but does it?

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 Blog: Supporting cops deployed to the British Virgin Islands

Operational lead Simon Kempton shares an insight into the experiences of officers deployed to BVI

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 Unanimous parliamentary support for Protect the Protectors Bill

A Private Members Bill to better protect emergency workers is voted through parliament

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 Rising crime shows no sign of abating

Quarterly crime statistics show continuing rise in recorded crime

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 Overwhelming support building for Protect The Protectors

Parliament event attracts cross-party support for second reading of Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill

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 Seminar addresses serious post incident issues

Brain recovery time, post trauma triage and safeguarding of anonymity among subjects presented

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 Post incident procedures under the spotlight

Police officers will meet  to discuss procedures following death or serious injury incidents

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 Blog: Calum is 'Caught on Camera' - explaining why body-worn video is essential

Vice-Chair Calum Macleod features on Caught on Camera tonight talking about body-worn video

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 Government backs new law to Protect the Protectors

Support for assaults on emergency workers Private Members Bill gathers momentum

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 Shining the light on detective policing

Detectives gathered to share best practice at annual seminar

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 £1billion corruption investigation tops the bill at detectives’ awards

The finest detectives have been recognised at a national awards ceremony.

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 New tribute unveiled for PC Dave Phillips

New stone memorial will act as lasting tribute to Merseyside PC Dave Phillips

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 Detectives’ morale hits rock bottom

Karen Stephens, Secretary of the Police Federation National Detectives' Forum, introduces the findings from our recent National Detectives Survey

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 Volunteers should support, not replace police

New campaign to recruit extra police volunteers is not a sustainable solution

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 'Positive & productive' meeting with Conservatives

Frank but constructive discussions held at Conservative Party Conference

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 Labour MPs urged to Protect the Protectors

Labour MPs meeting in Brighton for their party conference were invited to support Protect the Protectors

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 Nine-point stress plan launched to aid officer wellbeing

Federation’s nine-point stress plan launches to help forces better prioritise on officer wellbeing

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 Positive steps to better protect police drivers

Following prolonged lobbying by us, the Home Office agrees to review the laws around police driving

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 Fallen officers remembered at National Police Memorial Day

Officers from near and far come together to pay their respects

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 Blog: National Vice-Chair urges MPs to Protect the Protectors

Calum Macleod calls on MPs to show their support ahead of the Labour and Conservative party conferences

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 Blog: To be armed or not be armed, that was the question

Firearms lead Che Donald reflects on the results of our recent members' survey on the routine arming of police

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 Increased support for routine arming

More officers have shown support for routine arming, with over half prepared to carry a firearm if instructed to do so

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 No more smoke and mirrors

Open letter published demanding answers from Government on the derisory pay award for police officers

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 Country comes together in memory of fallen police officers

Cardiff set to host National Police Memorial Day this Sunday

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 Call to better support emergency services

Petition launched asking public to support improved protection for police & emergency service workers

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 Increased 999 call delays no surprise for a struggling service

BBC report highlights significant increase in callers abandoning 999 calls

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 Terror threat level increased to critical

Police officers continue to fight terrorism even though they're stretched like never before

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 Drugs and restraints warnings for custody cops

Experts outline hazards at Police Federation’s National Custody Seminar

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 Government's pay rise figures are a joke

Claims that some police officers have had a 32% pay increase since 2010 are made in PMQs debate

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 IPCC reform delayed again

IPCC executive explains the delay to the launch of the Independent Office of Police Conduct

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 Avatars to ‘improve custody safety’

Virtual reality custody training concept mooted at National Custody Seminar

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 Pay award is bittersweet for under pressure police

Reaction to police pay announcement

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 Custody ‘seen as a punishment posting’

Long-held view confirmed by new survey data ahead of National Custody Seminar today

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 Blog: Change on horizon for pursuits

1970s legislation is beyond ineffective but change is finally coming.

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 Lifting of pension commutation restrictions blocked

Funding issues may stop officers with over 25 years' service from retiring if they want to

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 Blog: National crisis for investigative policing

Karen Stephens, national lead for detectives, discusses the crisis facing detectives
 

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 ‘Perfect storm’ in policing has already struck

Federation believes 'perfect storm' described by Superintendents' Association is already upon us

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 Blog: Use of force stats offer more transparency

Simon Kempton, lead on Use of Force forms, talks about the new recording system

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 Resignation of chair

Steve White to stand down as chair of the Police Federation

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 Cops’ morale plummets as job stress grows and pay dwindles

Results of our annual pay and morale survey with officers in England and Wales

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 New bail rules ‘just storing up problems for the future’

Criminals could even escape justice, National Custody Seminar will hear

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 IPCC scores 'own goal' with Federation complaint

Police watchdog fails to respond within its own time limits

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 Drink drivers not being stopped due to cuts in roads policing

Budget cuts to blame for fall in drivers being stopped during summer drink-driving campaign

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 Taser usage must be based on threat not age of offender

Response to figures obtained by the BBC over the use of Tasers on children

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 Our tattoo campaign prompts new national appearance standards

New standards outline a professional look with some self-expression

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 Members’ survey on routine arming is now open

Tell us if you think police officers should be routinely armed

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 British armed cops ‘best trained and most restrained in the world’

Police Federation responds to new firearms figures and announces national firearms survey

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 Custody deaths static but delay in Government report is disappointing

Better provision for vulnerable detainees still needed following IPCC annual report on custody deaths

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 1 in 10 cops can’t afford essentials

Officers feeling financial strain is clear in headline results of our latest pay & morale survey

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 Road traffic police cuts ‘could be behind more fatalities’

Response to IPCC annual report on deaths following police contact

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 Awards shortlist for communications

Two PFEW campaigns, Police Bravery Awards & POLICE magazine shortlisted for industry awards

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 Brain injury survivors to be helped in custody

Federation support new ID card scheme launched by Prince Harry

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 Massive increase in violent crime – while police service is ‘on its knees’

No coincidence that crime is up and officer numbers down following government statistics

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 Bill to 'Protect the Protectors' goes before MPs

A bill to deter assaults against police and emergency service workers has been presented to Parliament

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 Pay award delay is simply not good enough

Delay in pay award announcement will be frustrating for an already exasperated workforce

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 Police Minister hails police heroes at Bravery Awards

Police Minister Nick Hurd praised police officers across the country as he attended his first Police Bravery Awards

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 Chief Constable thrilled as officers win national prize

Steve Ashman of Northumbria Police praises officers who were named overall Police Bravery winners

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 Home Secretary hails brave officers' “extraordinary” efforts

Amber Rudd taken aback by an inspiring evening at Police Bravery Awards 2017

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 Northumbria trio overall winners of Police Bravery Awards

Three officers who tackled armed gunman in pub named bravest of the brave at national event

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 Officers who thwarted a terror suspect named London’s bravest

Five Met cops awarded for tackling suspected terrorist, with one deconstructing alleged suicide vest

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 West Midlands officers win regional bravery award after armed robbery

Birmingham duo awarded for tackling gunman, with one officer having gun pressed into his chest

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 Regional award for Essex officer who saved man’s life on holiday

Officer on holiday in Israel intervenes viscious attack saving man's life

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 Award for Devon & Cornwall cops who stopped chainsaw-wielding man

Officer duo win regional award for arresting armed man making threats to cut a police officer in half

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 GMP officer who tackled gunman wins regional bravery award

PC Rob Shakespeare awarded for single-handedly tackling armed teenager

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 Lincolnshire officers pick up regional bravery award

Brave duo take on jewellery robbing gang armed with pump-action shotgun and lump hammers while off duty

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 River rescue earns Dyfed-Powys officer bravery award

PC Marc Woods wins Wales award after saving a young boy from the River Wye

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 Northumbria officers win regional bravery award after stopping gunman

Three officers awarded for stopping armed man with arsenal of weapons in busy pub

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 Prime Minister celebrates police bravery

Our 71 Bravery Award nominees enjoy reception at Number 10

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 Brave officers honoured to meet HRH The Countess of Wessex

Officers nominated for Police Bravery Awards have been thrilled to meet HRH The Countess of Wessex.

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 HRH The Countess of Wessex to attend Police Bravery Awards

We welcome a member of the Royal Family to the 22nd annual Police Bravery Awards

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 Emergency services assaults bill to go before Parliament

Labour MP Chris Bryant is to present a bill calling for tougher sentences on those who assault police.

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 New police welfare service is great news for over-stretched officers

Government announces £7.5m scheme after PFEW calls for help

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 Vote to get Protect the Protectors Bill debated in Parliament

Rhondda MP Chris Bryant puts his choice of Bills to bring before MPs to a public vote

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 Officers cleared after six-year IPCC probe

Officers exonerated after being left in limbo for nearly six years

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 Improved training important to tackle stalking and harassment

Reports highlights the need for more to be done to address stalking and harassment offences

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 Federation welcomes guidance on post incident procedures

Officers involved in deaths or serious incidents should be treated as 'professional witnesses' not suspects.

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 Private Members Bill possible for ‘Protect the Protectors’

MP Holly Lynch hopes to introduce a new bill to protect emergency services workers from assaults.

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 Hillsborough statement

Federation responds to Crown Prosecution Service charging decisions

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 Ceremony set to honour some of the country’s bravest police officers

71 courageous heroes from 40 police forces across England and Wales have been nominated for their outstanding bravery.

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 Imminent change crucial to address poor mental health in policing

More must be done to address poor mental health after concerns raised by West Midlands detective

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 Detail needed on government pledge to invest in public services

Chair Steve White on the commitments made in today’s Queen's Speech

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 Home Office agrees to provide pension calculator

Pension calculator coming soon to help officers plan their financial future

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 Met Taser uplift must be replicated nationwide

Momentum on Taser roll-out must continue as Met Police increase number of trained officers

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 Huge recognition for rank and file in birthday honours

The fantastic work of rank and file officers has been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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 National award for Staffordshire officer

A Staffordshire police officer is recognised for influencing and assisting women in law enforcement

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 New Policing Minister needs to deliver tangible change

Chair Steve White on the appointment of new policing minister Nick Hurd

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 Blog: New Government must step up to gain trust

Police Federation Vice-Chair Calum Macleod on the priorities post-Election

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 Government must do the right thing for public and policing

Policing must be a priority post election

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 Green light for spit guards in Essex is ‘another victory for common sense’

County is the 25th force to approve use

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 Bobbies on the beat have never been more important

Renewed calls for more investment in neighbourhood policing after London Bridge terrorist attack

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 Our thoughts with those affected in last night's attacks in London

Statement by Steve White, Chair, following last night's attack in London

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 Blog: Members, help us improve your force IT by taking this survey

Tell us about your IT experiences and you could win an Apple iPad

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 'Direct entry' - no magic bullet for detective shortage

Response to the Met's new detective recruitment campaign

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 Life sentence for police attacker

Life sentence given for sickening and horrendous attack on two Hampshire officers

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 Military deployment is a step change in UK policing

Statement from Chair Steve White calling for a fully-resourced police service

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 Officer welfare and protection top the bill in ‘Above and Beyond’ show

New programme highlights issues affecting officers today

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 Annual conference a 'huge success'

Chair Steve White reflects on conference

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 Pay reform is coming, says NPCC

Major pay structure reforms are expected across the police service in the next few years

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 IPCC under fire over firearms officers

Better treatment of firearms officers called for at conference

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 It’s a ‘yes’ from the Home Secretary on spit guards

At this year's conference, Amber Rudd promises to back Chief Constables to introduce spit and bite guards

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 Food vouchers and charity a stark reality for some officers

Amber Rudd was told that poverty-stricken police officers were being forced to rely on charity to make ends meet

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 Learning about mental health and wellbeing

Importance of talking and tackling mental health in the force highlighted again at conference

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 Home Sec challenged to visit cops on their own turf

Representatives use Q&A opportunity at conference to highlight 'crisis conditions'

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 National award for Nottingham detective

DC Keeley Mansell wins the national Women in Policing award

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 Home Sec praises officers but defends changes to pay & pensions

Amber Rudd addresses Police Federation annual conference

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 Policing must be put ahead of politics

'Policing is too important to be a political football' PFEW Chair tells Home Secretary at conference

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 National campaign launches to remember fallen officers

Funds needed for new police memorial to honour the courage and sacrifice of officers

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 Priority for chiefs should be mental health and wellbeing of officers

An ex-officer tells his all-too-common story dealing with mental health issues in the job

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 Assault Police socially unacceptable

PFEW Vice Chair says assaulting a police officer should become as socially unacceptable as drink driving.

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 Release of suspected police killer is a 'disgrace'

Man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder WPC Yvonne Fletcher released from bail

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 Spit guards dominate Diane Abbott’s conference session

Shadow Home Secretary addresses delegates

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 Award first for brave West Midlands officer

A West Midlands PC has become the first UK officer to be honoured by a scheme that  recognises those who have been saved by body armour.

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 Officers confront police watchdog

Horror stories of IPCC investigations highlighted at conference

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 Modern slavery 'greatest human rights issue of our time'

Police training going in the right direction to tackle problem

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 NPCC commit to working together to protect police drivers

Agreements reached to move forward campaign to better protect police drivers

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 Spit guards ‘looking likely’ for UK’s second largest force

West Midlands Chief Constable highlights kit in address to conference

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 Welfare priorities for a ‘service on its knees’

The first session of conference covers police welfare

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 Policing is in intensive care

Annual conference will outline the need for change and investment to protect a police service at breaking point

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 Police service outlines its needs from future government

Three policing staff associations write an open letter on the future of the service

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 Legal action taken against Home Office on injury pension reform

Action has been taken to file a Judicial Review relating to the deduction of the ESA from injury pensions

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 Countdown to conference

The agenda has been published for our annual conference, 16-17 May

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 True Picture Day – Monday 8 May

Help inform our annual conference by telling us what happens on your shift

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 Policing and security should be top priority for Government

Proper public debate needed on policing as Labour outline plans for 10,000 more officers

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 Equalities seminar hears from experts and influencers

PFEW's Che Donald chairs seminar on equality in the police service

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 It was Mind over Marathon for Detective Georgie Lloyd-Pugh

A South Wales Detective opens up about her Mental Health issues for BBC documentary

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 Improved crime recording cannot disguise rise in victims

Latest national crime statistics show 'genuine' increases in certain crime types

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 Prison Officers’ Association joins Protect The Protectors campaign

Further support for Federation campaign against assaults on officers

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 Speeding fines hike welcomed – but more officers needed

More officers are needed to enforce harsher speeding fines imposed from today

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 Thoughts with French colleagues after officer killed

The police family mourn the loss of a French colleague killed in Paris attack

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 New report states demands on police too high

HMIC State of Policing report draws attention to material pressures on police forces

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 Firearms uplift: 'moving in the right direction, but we can't be complacent'

Police Federation firearms lead Che Donald responds to firearms uplift announcement by NPCC's Simon Chesterman

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 Members' annual survey on pay and morale is now open

Let us know what you think about your pay and conditions

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 Taser continues to prove its worth

Home Office statistics show Taser remains an effective piece of kit for officers

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 Majority of new recruits feel policing is still a job for life

Four in five police officers who have recently joined the force believe they will be in the job until pension age

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 Time for a full review into policing

Calls have been made for a "holistic and independent review of policing"

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 Blog: PC Keith Palmer: “Your legacy is our way of life”

As PC Keith Palmer is laid to rest today, Chair Steve White pays tribute to a fallen hero

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 College needs to 'demonstrate relevance' to frontline

Federation chair Steve White on Alex Marshall's retirement

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 POLICE magazine shortlisted for national award

POLICE magazine is shortlisted for an industry excellence award for 'Best External Publication'

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 Bail overhaul will be a ‘massive and challenging change'

Police Federation warning as new Policing and Crime Act came into force today

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 Officers using leave days to recover from sickness

Stigma around mental health masking the true scale of officers suffering from stress and psychological illness

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 Swifter action needed on IPCC reform

Solutions are needed to the issues that have been dogging police officers since the IPCC's inception

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 BTP Fed pledges support to Protect the Protectors

The British Transport Police Federation sign up to support our campaign against police assaults

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 Right resources needed following terror attack

PFEW Chair Steve White reflects on what the Westminster attack means for policing in the future

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 Civilian police chiefs - whatever next?

Home Office proposal to appoint civilian police chiefs not welcomed by PFEW Chair Steve White

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 Officers reluctant to seek help for mental health

More needs to be done to tackle the stigma associated with mental health and wellbeing in the police service

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 A service left numb following police officer death

Response to terrorism incident at Westminster

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 New 'flying squad' will free up officers

PFEW's lead for the National Police Air Service, Phill Matthews, talks about the benefits of drones

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 The right tools for the job

Chair Steve White talks Taser with Policing Insight

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 Police officers warned over data protection breaches

Warning over the misuse of databases which could lead to court or misconduct

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 Professional recognition for ‘expert’ constables

New career development opportunity for constables who are experts in their field

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 Police stress twice as high as UK workforce average

Levels of stress reported by police officers are twice as high as the UK workforce average.

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 Fatigued officers struggle with work-life balance

Our latest physical wellbeing survey has highlighted the impact that demands on police time are having on officer welfare

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 Too much police time wasted in A&E

With NHS struggling with staffing we look at the impact on officers and the time they are spending in accident and emergency

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 Police service budgets must be protected

Chancellor Philip Hammond announces the Spring Budget 2017, with no specific mention of police budget

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 Demand of officers is taking its toll

High demand on officers is impacting ability to police proactively

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 Taser approval good news, but funding needed

Home Office approves new X2 model of Taser

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 HMIC Report is 'worrying wake-up-call'

HMIC raises warning flag as police forces struggle to cope with increased demand

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 Biggest shake-up in police bail in 32 years ‘just around the corner’

New Policing and Crime Act is likely to be felt most by custody sergeants and investigators

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 Blog: Let's hope tougher penalties deter phone use while driving

Our Roads Policing lead Jayne Willetts shares her thoughts on new penalties

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 Federation welcomes latest Special Constabulary survey

A new survey into the representation of the Special Constabulary has been welcomed by the PFEW

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 Blog: Key changes to use of force recording

We hear from Simon Kempton, lead on operational policing, on the changes to use of force recording and how it will protect officers

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 Three quarters of officers 'often or always' single-crewed

A study of work patterns finds that being single-crewed is the new norm for almost three quarters of officers.

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 Cressida Dick appointed new Met Commissioner

The Home Secretary announces Cressida Dick as the new Metropolitan Police Commissione

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 IPCC guidance will do little to instil trust

Revised guidance for investigating incidents following death or serious injuries is still short of the mark

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 Arming police debated on BBC's 'The Big Questions'

Chair Steve White joins in the debate on arming police officers on BBC's 'The Big Questions'

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 Police charities join forces

More than 20 police charities have come together to join new partnership

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 Blog: Why officer welfare is critical

This week we hear from John Murphy on the issue of capacity within the police service

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 Fire Brigades Union pension tribunal ruling

Employment tribunal rules against FBU

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 Federation collaborates with ITN in ‘Above and Beyond’

ITN news and current-affairs programme goes to the very heart of modern policing

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 Further frontline support for Taser

Results of a survey of Metropolitan Police officers shows further support for Taser

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 Stress widespread in the police service

National survey shows pressures of policing is taking its toll on the service

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 Call to ‘Protect the Protectors’ gains Parliamentary support

Cross-party support for better protection for officers and harsher sentences for those who assault police

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 Blog: Why we are campaigning to 'Protect the Protectors'

Vice-Chair Calum Macleod introduces our new campaign and looks at how big a problem assaults on police really are.

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 National campaign launches to 'Protect The Protectors'

Police Federation calls for better protection for police officers

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 'Horrific' 2.4 million assaults on officers a year

Results from our welfare survey reveal true picture of assaults on officers

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 Blog: Why we support calls for a Police Covenant

Following the launch of Police Oracle’s BluePrint campaign, national Chair Steve White explains why there needs to be changes in policing.

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 Assaults on officers highlighted at Parliament

Rolling out spit guards and better protection for officers raised with MPs

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 Time for change – More officers want Taser

Survey highlights increased officer support for the wider roll out of Taser

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 Op Dragoon wins Outstanding Contribution to Roads Policing Award

The superb work of roads police is in the spotlight at the Roads Policing Conference

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 Progress being made to change law to better protect police drivers

#RoadsPolice2017 conference hears from key players trying to get the law changed

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 Police service ‘still haemorrhaging officers’

Statement in response to today's police workforce stats issued by the Home Office

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 "Fewer roads police, but more work than ever"

PFEW's Jayne Willetts, Andrew Jones MP and CC Suzette Davenport open the Roads Policing Conference 2017

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 All headlights on enforcement at Roads Policing Conference

Annual Roads Policing Conference to highlight challenges and successes

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 Crime figures highlight increasing demand

The latest national crime figures show a continued increase in violent crime and changing demands of policing

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 Judges’ pensions Employment Tribunal further update

General Secretary Andy Fittes provides clarity on the subject

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 Judges pensions tribunal ruling

Employment tribunal rules judges transitional pension arrangements amount to unlawful age discrimination

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 'Wrong to compare policing with other professions'

Federation Chair Steve White and CoP's Alex Marshall debate recruitment and training

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 PM's mental health reforms welcome but 'still a huge problem for police'

Reforms a step in right direction but society needs to recognise problem is blighting large sections of police

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 Resources and politics impacting stop and search

Chair talks to Sunday Times about impact of reducing workforce and politics on use of stop and search

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