Roads Policing Conference next week

A conference highlighting advances and good practice in the policing of our roads takes place next week - and South Wales Police Federation members are being urged to sign up.

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) Roads Policing Conference 2021, on Wednesday 29 September, is a virtual event open to Federation members and workplace representatives for the first time.

Organisers are keen to get as many people to register to take part.

Run along similar lines to this year’s successful annual conference, members who register to attend but cannot make the event will be able to catch up via a special on-demand service, which will be available for 30 days afterwards.

South Wales branch chair Steve Treharne said:  “Conferences such as this give our members a chance to meet up with their colleagues, discuss new developments and stay up to date with any changes in the law which may have an impact on roads policing.

“I would encourage members to sign up and attend the sessions because they are always very interesting and informative and the discussions and Q & As are often quite powerful and thought-provoking.

“The annual conference was an online affair this year and was a terrific success, so I expect this event to be just as well received.”

The agenda features keynote speeches from national Police Federation representatives and officials, panel discussions and Q & As on critical areas of focus for roads policing, continuing professional development certified sessions on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and a live operational roads policing exercise.

The winner of the PFEW Outstanding Contribution to Roads Policing Award will also be announced during the conference.

The event will again be hosted by talkRADIO presenter Ian Collins and will feature addresses from national chair John Apter, national roads policing lead Gemma Fox, policing minister Kit Malthouse and shadow policing minister Sarah Jones.

Members can register to attend by following the links on the 2021 Roads Policing Conference website.