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No legal protection for police drivers

Date posted: May 25, 2016

POLICE officers can be convicted, fined, banned and sacked for doing their duty when it comes to police pursuits, the Police Federation Conference has heard. Officers were advised to “seek advice before ever making a statement” in a session entitled: “Witness or Suspect? Does pursuits legislation really protect police drivers?” Leading Barrister Mark Aldred –…

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Menopause is the ‘last health taboo’ facing police service

Date posted: May 25, 2016

THE police service must do more to support female officers going through the menopause if they are to retain talented officers and avoid costly employment tribunals, the Police Federation of England and Wales annual conference has heard. With an ever-ageing workforce, issues affecting female officers need to be given greater attention, said Dee Collins, President…

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Brave PC ran through burning building

Date posted: May 25, 2016

A WEST Yorkshire Police officer who ran through flames six times to save a family from a burning building has been nominated for this year’s Police Bravery Awards. PC Sean Cannon was on call in Undercliffe in June last year when he heard screaming and saw a young boy jumping from a house, shouting: “Fire,…

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We’ll keep up pressure on officer assault sentences

Date posted: May 25, 2016

West Yorkshire Police Federation will keep up the pressure for new sentencing guidelines for people convicted of assaulting a police officer. Chairman Nick Smart asked Home Secretary Theresa May at the Police Federation of England and Wales Annual Conference if she would change sentencing guidelines for officer assaults – and was disappointed with her response….

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In response to misleading information from the Home Secretary, we can clarify the position on Holiday Homes.

Date posted: May 20, 2016

In West Yorkshire Police Federation we have two Holiday Homes – one way of looking after the welfare and well being of our colleagues. Offered to families of fallen officers, those who are recovering from injuries and illness Given free to our National Police Bravery Award nominees Enable officers under pressure to spend some time…

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Crime rises ‘result of fewer officers’

Date posted: May 11, 2016

Crime has risen in West Yorkshire by a quarter in a year – and West Yorkshire Police Federation think it is linked to fall in officer and staff numbers. The number of recorded crimes in the area was 25.6% higher in 2015 than in 2014, according to the latest crime figures from the Office for…

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Post-incident management training

Date posted: May 11, 2016

WEST Yorkshire Police officers will have the chance to attend two post-incident management awareness days later this year to learn what to do if they are involved in a police contact incident. The seminars are on Thursday 7 July and Thursday 24 November at Gomersal Park Hotel – and places are limited. The last seminar…

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Force is considering Taser roll-out

Date posted: May 11, 2016

THE Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police has committed to review the policy on how Taser is deployed in the force. That’s the news from West Yorkshire Police Federation which has been “working with the force locally to maximise the use of Taser because we are aware there’s a significant amount of Tasers that are…

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Police feel unsettled at work as expectation is ‘too much’

Date posted: May 11, 2016

POLICE officers in West Yorkshire feel they are expected to do too much and feel unsettled in their job, a force survey has revealed. The poll, carried out by Durham University, also showed that the perception of fairness across the force was low. However, respondents did say that force leaders made ethical judgements. Police officers…

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Stop soft sentences against criminals who attack officers

Date posted: May 11, 2016

THE Chairman of West Yorkshire’s Police Federation has spoken out about the soft sentences handed to those assaulting police officers – and vowed to make sure those attacking British Bobbies pay the proper price. Nick Smart spoke out after Joseph McAllister was jailed for throwing acid into the face of Sgt Andrew Heald when he…

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