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Making A Difference

Date posted: October 11, 2018

West Yorkshire Police Federation’s new Chairman Brian Booth talks about his plans for the future and making a difference.   Q Why did you decide to stand as Chairman of West Yorkshire Police Federation? A I’ve been helping officers as a full-time Fed Rep for the last four years and have really enjoyed the dialogue…

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999 Assaults Bill Becomes Law

Date posted: October 10, 2018

People who assault officers and other emergency services workers could face up to a year in prison after the Protect the Protectors Bill was granted Royal Assent. The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill will become law in November and sends out a ‘clear signal’ that assaults will not be tolerated. West Yorkshire Police Federation…

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Police Service Remembers Fallen Colleagues

Date posted: October 9, 2018

West Yorkshire Police officers joined thousands of others from forces across the UK to remember fallen colleagues at National Police Memorial Day. West Yorkshire Police Federation Vice-Chairman Craig Grandison said it had been an honour to attend the event, which this year was held at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast. He said: “As always, it’s…

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PFEW’s Legal Action On Pay

Date posted: October 7, 2018

The Police Federation of England and Wales is launching legal proceedings against the Home Office over its handling of the 2018 police officer pay rise. The Federation says the move could potentially lead to a Judicial Review. The move is in response to the way a 2% pay increase was given to officers by the…

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West Yorkshire Police Federation’s Chairman Brian Booth hands over a cheque to the mental health charity MIND from our annual charity event

Date posted: October 6, 2018

Custody Is Worst Police Job

Date posted: October 5, 2018

Custody roles are seen as the ‘worst jobs’ in policing, a new survey has revealed. Nearly a quarter of all custody officers told the survey they want to be redeployed away from detention duties as soon as possible. That figure is up from the 19% who said they wanted to quit the role last year….

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Brexit Risk To Officer Rest days

Date posted: October 4, 2018

Officers’ rest days and leave could be under threat from Brexit, the PFEW has warned. Simon Kempton, PFEW Operational Policing Lead said he was ‘highly concerned’ that there didn’t appear to be any clear picture of what policing would look like once the UK leaves the EU. He said: “As a Federation we are monitoring…

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