ACC to address Federation conference 

The Assistant Chief Constable of South Wales Police will be among the participants on Day 2 of the Police Federation of England Wales’ annual national conference which takes place today.

ACC Mark Travis will be taking part in a discussion on Understanding Misogyny in Policing. He will be joined by the Chief Constable of Derbyshire Police, Rachel Swann, who is also the gender lead for the National Police Chiefs’ Council, as well as Zoe Wakefield, chair of the national Women’s Group, group secretary Belinda Goodwin, and group members Sam Hawkins and Sue Honeywill.

The conference is being held online for the first time due to coronavirus restrictions and aims to examine the issues that matter to police officers.

Highlights on Day 1 included the keynote speeches of national Federation secretary John Apter and Home Secretary Priti Patel and an input from policing minister Kit Malthouse and chief HMIC Sir Thomas Winsor. 

TV presenter Mark Durden-Smith spoke to some of the nominees for the Police Bravery Awards, while former political spin doctor and recent Good Morning Britain host Alastair Campbell hosted a discussion on pay, conditions and pensions.