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“The Government Has Not Listened”

Date posted: January 10, 2019

Council tax payers are unfairly being asked to shoulder the burden of police funding says the Police Federation of England and Wales. An extra £970m for policing has been announced by the Home Office, and Police and Crime Commissioners will be able to ask council tax payers for an extra £2 per month as part…

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Our Firearms Officers Need Support

Date posted: January 9, 2019

The role of authorised firearms officer can be both “the best job in policing” and “the worst job in the world”, the new firearms lead for the Police Federation of England and Wales has said. Steve Hartshorn, who has just taken on the role from PFEW Vice-Chair Ché Donald, has described how work in firearms…

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Officers Picking Up The Pieces On Mental Health

Date posted: January 8, 2019

The Police Service is doing a “good job in difficult circumstances” but should not be left to “pick up the pieces of a broken mental health system”, an official report said. The report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services said there needs to be a “radical re-think” to find a…

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Police Driving Legislation Stalls In Parliament

Date posted: January 7, 2019

Discussions over new legislation to better protect police drivers have been stalled until March next year due to Brexit negotiations. Senior Government backbencher Sir Henry Bellingham, Conservative MP for North West Norfolk, put forward his Emergency Response Drivers (Protections) Bill on behalf of the Police Federation of England and Wales last month. It was due…

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