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Bank Holiday plan counter-productive

Date posted: March 7, 2016

THE Police Federation of England and Wales has warned Chief Constables against penalising officers by taking away their right to double time on Bank Holidays, branding the move “counter-productive”. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has recommended scrapping additional Bank Holiday pay, except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. In its submission to the…

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Plans to scrap police rank structure

Date posted: March 7, 2016

PROPOSALS to scrap the police rank structure undermine the office of constable, according to West Yorkshire Police Federation Chairman Nick Smart. The new Policing and Crime Bill, which has been laid before Parliament, plans to shake up the policing rank structure. The only two ranks that cannot be touched are constable and chief constable. The…

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‘Get legal advice before giving evidence’

Date posted: March 7, 2016

POLICE officers involved in pursuits and response drivers should seek legal advice before making statements about incidents, even if they are being interviewed as a witness. That was the advice from Queen’s Counsel Mark Aldred at the Police Federation of England and Wales Roads Policing Conference, as he explained the lack of legislation on exemptions…

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Promotion-seeking officers ‘should work with vulnerable’

Date posted: March 4, 2016

POLICE officers who want promotion should spend at least a year working in units that support the vulnerable, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary has said in its annual report. In the report, HMIC criticised the fact that three-quarters of forces “are failing adequately to protect the most vulnerable in our society”. As a result of what…

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