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Pay Survey and Pay Award


The Pay Survey has now closed, many thanks for all your help with promoting it. We have now received over 42,000 responses, the largest so far.

The 1% increase was expected given the Treasury's cap on public sector pay. Positively it has been consolidated, meaning that it is pensionable pay and we also won on holiday pay and away from home overnight allowance, which have not been reduced.

London Weighting and Dog Handler Allowance have also gone up by 1%, while the South East Allowance has also been increased. The evidence provided by the Police Federation and other staff associations helped to achieve this.

Brave officers honoured at Awards


West Yorkshire PC Sean Cannon was named the overall winner at the 21st annual Police Bravery Awards last week.

PC Cannon was chosen after his brave act of running in to a house fire to save five people while on duty in Bradford.

He received his overall award from new Home Secretary Amber Rudd, who was among the guests at the awards evening at the Dorchester Hotel.

Other regional winners on the night included four officers from Devon & Cornwall who faced a horrific attack using power tools and three officers - Norfolk's Stuart Watson, Sussex's Greg Montier and the Met's Ian Molineaux - who were off duty when their incidents took place.

A full list of the winners and all the online content videos can be seen here.

 

National Police Memorial Day


A reminder that the closing date for registration is Friday 22 July 2016.

This year marks the 13th National Police Memorial Day, which will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on Sunday 25 September 2016. This is an annual event which honours police officers throughout the United Kingdom who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

Registration can be done a number of ways: via the National Police Memorial Day website, via email, or by calling: 07843 293958.
 

Jayne Willetts becomes Flint House trustee


INB member Jayne Willets has taken on the role of trustee for PFEW at Flint House.

The Police Rehabilitation Centre, which is based just outside Reading, treated almost 4,000 serving and retired police offers in 2015.

Its mission is to "provide the highest standards of individually planned, intensive, rehabilitation services for sick and injured, serving and retired police officers".

Jayne's role will mean that she can help the PFEW showcase the excellent work at Flint House. 

PIP seminar date set


The first PFEW seminar on Post Incident Procedure (PIP) will be taking place at Jury’s Inn, Hinckley Island, on October 26-27 this year. Further details will follow in August.

In the Media

The month of June was all about Brexit, Bravery and Roads Policing.

Our Press Releases included:           We received 11 interview bids from journalists requesting spokespeople on the following topics: 
  • Brexit
  • Bravery Awards 2016
  • Roads Policing
  • Counter terrorism
  • Legislation
  • Tasers and Firearms
  • PFNDF
We had 36 requests for quotes and statements and referred 14 to regional federations. Statements included:
  • Birmingham Pub Bombings
  • Response to how PCCs and CCs allocate funds
  • Response to Govt. plans for further amendments to Policing and Crime Bill
  • Response to increased figures of officers taking stress-leave
  • Improving BAME representation in the police service
The most popular page on our www.polfed.org website was the Police Pay Survey
In total, we had over 47,000 visitors to the site.

Hot topics on Twitter included:   Our Corporate and Campaigns work has been focused on:
  • Filming and event planning for bravery, including publicity and brochure
  • Planning for National Police Memorial Day
  • POLICE magazine content
Please note the deadline for the next edition is midday on Thursday 28 July to be published on Tuesday 2 August.  Please email communications@polfed.org with content you would like included in the next or future editions