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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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Police Officers in West Yorkshire should be allowed to display their tattoos

Date posted: June 11, 2018

Police Officers in West Yorkshire should be allowed to display their tattoos – to be in line with neighbouring forces, says the Police Federation. Currently officers in West Yorkshire can display ‘small, inoffensive and non-prominent’ tattoos on their necks and hands, but officers with tattooed arms must keep them covered up, even in hot weather….

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Election of Workplace Representatives – Results

Date posted: March 27, 2018

WEST YORKSHIRE   Eligible Voters: 4,444 Votes Cast: 1,521 Turnout: 34.2% Seats: 42   Summery data Candidates Elected Safeguarded seats Rank Constables 19 0 Sergeants 10 9 Inspectors 13 9 Protected Characteristics Female officers 13 12 BME officers 5 2     Leeds Constituency Anne Banks Chris Bentley Andy Emmott Phil Jackson Mark Moorhouse Ian…

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Group Insurance Scheme Policy Update 1st November 2017

Date posted: November 1, 2017

From 1st November 2017 there will be a price rise to the above Scheme due to an increase in the wholesale premiums charges and the Insurance Premium Tax. Details in the Scheme booklet available to download from this website. Enhancements to the travel policy include: Increase in age of covered children if in fulltime education up…

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The reality of #PoliceDemand in the North East of England

Date posted: September 22, 2017

In a snapshot of activity at 7am this morning, Thursday 21 September 2017, the seven forces across the North East were dealing with 4,000 outstanding calls for service or open incidents, 144 missing persons and 269 prisoners in custody, painting a picture of the demand officers and staff face on a daily basis. Nick Smart,…

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It’s Amber Snub: Home Secretary blanks West Yorkshire Police officers and hides from the crisis in policing

Date posted: September 1, 2017

Amber Rudd has been accused of wanting to see no evil, hear no evil after ignoring the perilous reality of policing in West Yorkshire during a two day visit to the area. Nick Smart, Chairman of West Yorkshire Police Federation, said it was “nothing short of a disgrace” that the Home Secretary had visited the…

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#ProtectTheProtectors Spit Guards to be rolled out to West Yorkshire Police officers

Date posted: August 22, 2017

The guards will form part of Officer Safety Training – and once trained, officers will be allowed to use them operationally on the streets. West Yorkshire Police Federation Chairman Nick Smart – who earlier this year attended Parliament to outline to MPs the safety aspect of these guards for officers (pictured) – is delighted at…

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West Yorkshire Police Federation Taser and Firearms Survey Results

Date posted: August 16, 2017

Tasers should be routinely issued to all front-line police officers in West Yorkshire to help keep people safe, an overwhelming majority of police officers AND the public in the region have said. A poll by West Yorkshire Police Federation reveals that 90% of WYP officers feel all frontline colleagues should be issued with Taser whilst…

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Share your views on carrying Tasers and being armed

Date posted: July 3, 2017

West Yorkshire Police Federation has launched a survey asking whether police officers in the area would like to carry Taser and be armed with a gun. Members are being asked from today (Monday 3 July) whether they would be willing to carry a sidearm or carry a Taser to keep both themselves and the public…

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