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Chair hosts Twitter conversation

Federation chairman Steve White is the guest host on a Twitter chat tomorrow (Wednesday 23 November).

The recent pay and morale survey is the main topic of conversation in the event, organised by We Cops and running for an hour from 9pm. 

Steve will be asking questions from his own Twitter account with the hashtag #WeCops, engaging with members and other interested parties.

Please join the chat if you can and help us share the event with members on your Twitter feeds and other communication channels.

Believe in Blue this Christmas

Please sign up to the Believe in Blue Thunderclap message now which will be posted in time for Christmas on 14 December at 12pm.

The aim is to get the public to stand up and show they back their police officers and this social media technique is proven to create a surge of support, pushing out messages across Facebook and Twitter simultaneously.  

The message, "I'm saying thank you to the police officers who protect us 24/7. I #BelieveinBlue", will automatically be shared so Sign up now to show your support.

You can also join the campaign and spread the message on Facebook and Twitter.

To help push the Believe in Blue Thunderclap message we would encourage you to also update your email signature with the graphic above.

You can copy the image from this bulletin and simply paste it within 'signatures' which can be found in the top bar of a new email message on Outlook and then link it to as a hyperlink.  
A toolkit with further Believe in Blue assets will be made available to local feds shortly.

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T/DC Rachel Moss receives her award from Claire Long

Detectives newsletter released

The latest edition of the Police Federation National Detectives Forum newsletter is now available.

The quarterly publication showcases the best work of our detectives and in this edition, the annual PFNDF awards and seminar is highlighted.

The newsletter is available on our website and may be of interest to detective reps. 
John Chadwick from the Home Office speaks with delegates

Lots to learn at Equalities Seminar

Unconcious bias, the effects of the menopause and diversity were among the topics discussed at the latest Equality Liaison Seminar.

The three-day seminar was held at Federation HQ and for the first time representatives of a number of police associations - the National LGBT Police Network, the Black Police Association, Disabled Police Association, National Association of Muslim Police and National Police Autism Association - were present.

Dr Pete Jones, an expert on unconscious bias, explained the difference between the brain’s conscious thought process, which is limited, and the near limitless internal thought process that is comprised of a person’s life experiences and biases, while chief constable Dee Collins said it was time for forces to recognise the profound physical and psychological effects of the menopause.  

Paul Buckle also spoke on the Job Related Fitness Test, John Chadwick from the Home Office sought views on diversity within forces, while the delegates also had a chance to discuss issues affecting their own regions. 

Funding crucial to achieving Vision

It is important that funding is in place in order for the Policing Vision 2025 project to be implemented, says PFEW chair Steve White.

The Vision, a joint project by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) and the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC), aims to set out how the service will transform over the next ten years. 

Read more

Mental health in focus at Conference

Police officers are human too. That was the subject of a presentation given by PFEW General Secretary Andy Fittes at a mental health conference in Liverpool earlier this month.

Andy was speaking at the Mersey Care Annual Mental Health Social Care Conference, where delegates heard from a number of speakers with expertise in the field.
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