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Covering All Eventualities

Date posted: February 5, 2019

Most of you will be aware that your Federation subscriptions provide invaluable legal protection if you are faced with any allegations that arise from your duty as a police officer. Each year we advise and represent officers who are subject to such allegations, through both criminal proceedings and the misconduct process. The cover provided through…

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Misconduct Cases ‘Taking Too Long’

Date posted: February 4, 2019

Misconduct procedures are taking “far too long” to resolve at West Yorkshire Police. Craig Grandison, Vice-Chairman of West Yorkshire Police Federation, said officers and their families undergo “terrific stress” and that more needs to be done to ensure that the Independent Office for Police Conduct doesn’t take on investigations where there is no case to…

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Firearms Crimes Rocket By 74%

Date posted: February 3, 2019

New figures have shown that crimes involving firearms rose by 74% between 2012-13 and 2017-18. The number of incidents in that period increased from 253 to 439. Firearms officers are already stretched, with some regularly working 12-hour shifts, despite the Government’s announcement to set aside funds for 1,500 new armed officers by 2020. However, only…

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‘Despicable’ Treatment On Pay

Date posted: February 2, 2019

West Yorkshire Police Federation has hit out at the Government’s “despicable” treatment of police officers as a Judicial Review against the Home Secretary is launched over pay. Chairman Brian Booth said: “There has been a disgraceful treatment of officers in regard to pay and conditions. “The Home Secretary is failing his legal obligation in deferring…

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Home Secretary’s Pay Proposal

Date posted: February 1, 2019

The Home Secretary has told the PRRB that he wants to see officers’ pay ‘properly targeted’ and that affordability must be considered in the next review of police salaries. Sajid Javid’s letter to the PRRB authorising the body to begin its review says that targeting pay is the ‘only way’ to recruit and retain officers…

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