The Interim National Board met in Leatherhead last week for their first meeting of 2017.
An update on the topics discussed can be found on The Hub.
Protect the Protectors
Work isongoing to develop a toolkit of collateral that local branch boards can use to support our campaign which calls for a change in legislation and tougher sentencing for those who attack police officers.
Thank you to those officers who have come forward wanting to share their stories. We are using these in a variety of ways, including hard copy and video. The material and plan of action will be presented at the next INC meeting on 25 and 26 January.
Our activity will tie in with a number of key dates in Parliament – full details, including a timetable and available material will be issued via a special e-bulletin on 27 January.
Please support the campaign on social media by using #ProtectTheProtectors.
The Police Bravery Awards 2017 will be held in July, and the nomination process is now open.
If you have a story of police bravery which you feel should be nominated for an award, please get in touch with your local branch board, who will then pick the best one for their force to go forward to the national judging panel.
Annual Public Value Report
All Police Federation branches are required to produce an annual public value report as part of the Independent Review recommendations to demonstrate how your work has been of benefit and value to members and the public.
Some branch boards already produce their own annual report and if this is the case, you can include additional information in that, without the need for a separate report.
Your branch annual public value report should be published during the first quarter of 2017.
Please note, this is a guide only and it can be personalised with your logo, chosen pictures and copy – there is no obligation to use it or populate all sections. There are a variety of ways to take this forward and we can help you with the copy and format, in liaison with the print department at HQ.
We are pleased to announce that we are introducing a new, simpler way to log IT Support calls with The Federation ICT Department.
From 23 January you can start emailing email@example.com to have your queries logged automatically into our new electronic Helpdesk system, ConnectWise.
You can still contact the helpdesk on the 01372 353535 phone number as a first point of contact.
Please note that after 23 January the firstname.lastname@example.org email address should not be used for logging Support queries or requests as it will no longer be monitored and is not linked to the automated systems.
In addition, we have also now put in place a Service Level Agreement that will be linked to the issues that you are logging with us so that we are providing a higher level of service than before. Copies of this are available on The Hub.
Welfare survey results
Findings from PFEW’s officer demand, capacity and welfare survey will be published soon.
Thank you to those of you who took part.
Following in-depth analysis of data received from more than 17,000 respondents, findings show the extent to which members are suffering from stress and poor psychological wellbeing throughout the service.
More details will follow, including a timetable of communications activity and when and how branch boards will be able to access information specific to their region.
Roads Policing Conference
It’s only a matter of days until our annual Roads Policing Conference, which is being held at the Hinckley Island Hotel on26 and 27 January.
We have a packed agenda, including an address from the Transport Minister Andrew Jones; updates from TISPOL, the DfT, Highways England; and sessions on pursuits, older drivers, drink and drug driving.
Please follow and retweet updates from the conference - we will be using #RoadsPolice2017. For more details, view the online agenda.
Charities Covenant to be signed
We are working with a number of police charities to pull together their invaluable work and support under one umbrella.
We have been facilitating this work to date but it will be a separate entity in its own right. A launch event will take place on 17 February at HQ in Leatherhead, with participants signing a UK Police Charities Covenant, with more details to follow over the coming weeks.
January National Bulletin
We are aware that last week some members received more than one copy of the latest bulletin in their inbox. A bug has been identified in the system and we working to resolve this.
Nominations are now open for the BAWP Awards 2017 - closing date is Friday 17 February. For full details and how to nominate, visit the BAWP website.
Please note that the deadline for the next edition is midday on Thursday 26 January to be published on Tuesday 31 January. Please email email@example.com with content you would like included in the next or future editions