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Service prepares for 13th National Police Memorial Day

Date posted: September 6, 2016

This year’s National Police Memorial Day will be held at the St Paul’s Cathedral in London on Sunday 25 September. The 13th annual event will remember around 4,000 officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty – and the names of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice over the past year…

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2,000 West Yorkshire Police officers to be issued with body worn video cameras.

Date posted: September 6, 2016

It has been announced that following a recent pilot of the devices in the Bradford District, a phased roll out will now begin. Some £2 million pounds from a ‘Transformation Fund’ has been invested to support the project. “This is a big positive for our officers,” said Craig Grandison, Health and Safety lead at West…

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MP: Protect and fund our police service properly

Date posted: September 6, 2016

A West Yorkshire MP has urged the Government to properly fund and support the police service after she witnessed first hand the threats faced by single-crewed officers. Holly Lynch, Labour MP for Halifax, spent a Friday night on the late shift, with both a neighbourhood team and a response team in her constituency. When she…

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Wellbeing Training Seminars for Members in November

Date posted: September 6, 2016

West Yorkshire Police Federation, with the full support of the COT, will be running some Wellbeing Training Seminars in November. This is an invite for those of you who have not been before to attend one of those sessions. The seminars are free and duty time has kindly been authorised for a number of you…

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Chairman Nick Smart: Now is the time to invest in policing and try to keep the public safer

Date posted: August 4, 2016

People need to take note of the stark warning from Sir Bernard Hogan Howe – Met Commissioner – regarding the terrorist threat facing the general public and police officers at this time. It is a positive move to have 1,500 more armed officers across the country. But this will take considerable time to achieve in…

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Police officer whose kindness went “viral” – “That’s what we do, we look after people”

Date posted: July 22, 2016

The West Yorkshire Police officer whose story of helping a woman with dementia has gone viral has spoken for the first time about the story that has wowed the world. PC Dave Cant made headlines across the UK and beyond after helping the lady get home – and a few pictures of his caring deeds…

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West Yorkshire Police officer named “Bravest of the Brave” at Awards event

Date posted: July 15, 2016

A West Yorkshire Police officer who entered a burning home multiple times to save a family has been named overall winner at the Police Bravery Awards 2016. After being named as a Region 2 (North East) winner earlier in the evening, PC Sean Cannon was also named as the overall winner for his efforts in…

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“Another poor pay rise means it’s time to revisit industrial rights”

Date posted: July 7, 2016

The Chairman of West Yorkshire Police Federation has called for a new ballot of police officers on whether they want industrial rights – after the Government today announced a meagre 1% pay rise for the country’s cops. Nick Smart (pictured) questioned the purpose of the Police Remuneration Review Body after it simply agreed with the…

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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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