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"Productive" meeting with MP


MP Holly Lynch asked to visit Federation HQ earlier this month to discuss the challenges facing the service nationally. 

The Labour representative for Halifax met with the Chair and Vice Chair following her recent experience on patrol in her constituency where she had already been working with the local federation.

Discussions were productive, in particular in relation to ensuring that people who commit offences against police officers are dealt with more robustly in the future.

This year marks the 13th annual remembrance service of the National Police Memorial Day (NPMD) which will take place at St Paul’s Cathedral on Sunday 25 September 2016.
 
Around 2000 attendees are expected to be in attendance, including senior officials in policing and government, as well as His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Patron of National Police Memorial Day.
 
We will pay tribute to the officers lost in the last year – PC Douglas Wiggins, Police Scotland; PC Sahib Lalli, Metropolitan Police Service; and PC Dave Phillips, Merseyside Police.
 
As in previous years, we will be managing the communications and media on behalf of National Police Memorial Day and to ensure that we have a co-ordinated approach to the media, and to respect the wishes of Inspector Joe Holness QPM, we have a list of agreed designated spokespeople to speak on behalf of the event. We will also be liaising with relevant families in relation to coverage.

All of the detailed information will be included in a special e-bulletin due out next week, which will include the list of designated spokespeople, as well as more details on what our communications and media activity will be in the lead up and on the day.

In the meantime if you have any questions, please email us at communications@polfed.org.

Meeting of the Interim National Board

A summary of some of the discussion points that took place at the recent meeting of the Interim National Board on 7 and 8 September at Leatherhead is now available on the Hub.
Read the update

Key information available online

 
The Research & Policy Support pages on the Hub contain useful information on everything to do with officers’ pay and pensions, as well as the work of the Research & Policy Support team, and new content is now available.
 
The Pay and Conditions page is where you can find information on Officers’ pay and terms and conditions of appointment, while on the Police Remuneration Review Body page you can find the latest PRRB report detailing the remuneration awarded, and the details of the dates for the next year's review.
 
The Police Pensions Regulations page has recently been updated with some FAQs on Additional Benefits in the CARE 2015 pensions scheme as well as Home Office guidance on Additional Voluntary Contributions, while the Police Regulations page shares the regulations amended up to and including the Police (Amendment) 2015 S.I. 2015 455 in force from 10 June 2016, as well as the updated Quick Reference Guide, and some Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have trouble accessing the Hub please contact thehub@polfed.org

Members' Bulletin

The latest edition of the e-bulletin to all members of the National Member Database was sent out last week. If you would like to read it, it can be found on the noticeboards in HQ or online here.

Tell us your success stories


We want to hear your stories of how you, in your role as a Fed Rep, have helped achieved success for members.

We are putting together a series of reps' case studies as part of a new ‘Reps in Action’ series which will be shared online via our website and sent to members via the new national member database.

Perhaps you’ve successfully challenged a legal or misconduct claim, helped a member with an injury or won on equality issues? We want to promote the great work you do every day. Please share your stories with us so we that we can show members the great service you provide on their behalf.

We are particularly keen to hear from women reps and black and minority ethnic reps who are happy to talk about their experiences and inspire others to follow their example and consider taking on the role of rep. Please email us at communications@polfed.org

Have your say on Conference topics


Early planning for the 2017 PFEW annual conference is underway - and we want you to help us design the  event.

Our annual conference is one of our most important events as an organisation. It’s a chance to provide a platform for key issues in policing and with the Home Secretary and Shadow Home Secretary expected to be in attendance it is a chance to use the media spotlight to push our priorities up the political agenda.

Conference 2017 is in Birmingham in May and we are already looking at ways in which we can open up this event to enable more members to attend as observers as well as live streaming all the workshops and activity for people to watch online.

With this in mind, we would like to invite you to tell us what you think should be included on the programme for next year.

Send us your thoughts on anything from the speakers we invite to the key subjects we debate. If you’re active on Twitter, you can tweet us @PFEW_HQ using the hashtag #polfed17 or, simply email us at: communications@polfed.org by 14 September.

Federation news latest


INB Member Che Donald spoke of his frustration after a proposed trial using spit guards was "paused", saying he would "prefer to be punched in the face than spat at".

Policing Minister Brandon Lewis' speech to the Superintendents' Conference focused on the need for collaboration with other emergency services, but non blue light services should be just as important.

The rise in assault and abuse cases showed that sometimes the "tanks are empty", while a survey showing public desire for more bobbies on the beat was welcomed.

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Please note the deadline for the next edition is midday on Thursday 22 September to be published on Tuesday 27 September.  Please email communications@polfed.org with content you would like included in the next or future editions






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