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Brexit Risk To Officer Rest days

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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 closely the planning around the UK’s departure and any domestic policing issues that may result from it.

“I’m aware there have been discussions about cancelling officers’ rest days and putting a moratorium on leave in the weeks and even months immediately pre and post the Brexit deadline.

“There is no evidence to suggest there will be an increase in crime and disorder when Brexit takes place, but public protest remains a possibility.”

Date posted: October 4, 2018

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