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Did You Know? New campaign launches today (21 Nov)

Date posted: November 21, 2018

Following National Council, Did You Know? is launching on Wednesday 21 November and will focus on a key theme every month, based on what our members want to know.  This forms part of your National Chair’s commitment to supporting members, helping to raise awareness of the entitlements that officers can claim. If you haven’t already, please click the…

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#ProtectTheProtectors Bill Becomes Law

Date posted: November 13, 2018

The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act – the #ProtectTheProtectors Law – takes effect from today (13 November). It creates a new aggravated offence of an assault against a member of the emergency services and doubles the maximum sentence from six to 12 months. Brian Booth, Chairman of West Yorkshire Police Federation, said: “There has…

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Government Is ‘Playing With Public Safety’

Date posted: November 12, 2018

“The Government is playing with the lives of the public and it doesn’t care.” That is the reaction of Brian Booth, Chairman of West Yorkshire Police Federation, to the Government’s 2018 Budget. Policing was barely mentioned in the Budget, with Chancellor Philip Hammond saying that police budgets would be reviewed by Home Secretary Sajid Javid…

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Sgt John Speed Memorial

Date posted: November 11, 2018

West Yorkshire Police Federation attended a memorial for Sgt John Speed on 31 October, and laid a wreath in his memory. John was killed when he confronted a gunman as he went to help a colleague who had been shot and wounded while investigating two men acting suspiciously in Leeds. He was posthumously awarded the…

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Bradford Bobbies Honoured By Force

Date posted: November 10, 2018

Sgt Noel Whitaker and PCs Michael Daisey and Dave Mitchell have been praised for their efforts in helping a man who was threatening to harm himself and others with a broken bottle in Bradford city centre. They were among the West Yorkshire Police officers congratulated for their outstanding work at the Bradford District Policing Awards….

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West Yorkshire Plan To Boost Detective Numbers

Date posted: November 9, 2018

West Yorkshire Police is launching a recruitment drive in a bid to arrest a decline in Detective numbers. Nationally there are 5,000 qualified roles to fill, while high workloads and financial pressures mean morale in the sector is sinking. West Yorkshire Police DC and Deputy Detective Lead Ikram Ditta says a new direct entry scheme…

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Be Aware Of PIP Procedures

Date posted: November 8, 2018

Police officers need to be aware of how vulnerable they become if they are involved in an incident in which someone is killed or seriously injured – and wait for their Federation representative before they give any statements. Post-Incident Procedure (PIP) is the term applied to the management and investigation of any policing activity that…

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Group Insurance Update: November 2018

Date posted: November 7, 2018

The Police Federation Group Insurance Scheme renewed from 1 November, and we have faced a number of difficulties in managing the renewal, writes Brian Booth. Unfortunately due to the claims history in both the sick pay benefit and the legal insurance cover, we have seen a significant rise in the premium from the insurers. This,…

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