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In this issue

  • Pay award delay is 'simply not good enough'
  • Routine arming survey launched
  • Bill on assaults goes before MPs
  • One in 10 cops can't afford essentials
  • What's inside POLICE mag August issue?
  • Branch elections will not take place in 2017
 
  • IPCC refer fraud investigation to CPS
  • 'Branch Board Service Centre' development
  • Chiefs sit up and listen to our research
  • Nominations open for Pride of Britain Awards
  • National campaigns shortlisted for an award
  • Looking for stock images?
  • Special rates at Federation House

PFEW in the news

Pay award delay is 'simply not good enough'
The Home Office has confirmed that the police pay award will not be announced until after parliament returns from summer recess on 5 September, and any pay increase will be backdated until the beginning of September.
Routine arming survey launched
Our national members' survey on the routine arming of police officers was launched on 31 July - please take part and encourage others to do so. Direct emails are being sent to members' PNN addresses. If you or your colleagues do not receive your email by 3 August, please check the relevant PNN 'Junk' folder and contact us if it is not there, or take the survey now.    
Bill on assaults goes before MPs
Following determined lobbying by us and other stakeholders, MPs came together to offer cross party support for a Bill that seeks to deter assaults on emergency service workers. The Bill incorporates many of the provisions that we, and partner organisations, have been calling for as part of our Protect the Protectors campaign. Thanks for your continued support of the campaign which is now up for an award.
One in 10 cops can't afford essentials
More than one in 10 police officers say they either never or almost never have enough money to cover all of their essentials, according to the headline results of our latest pay and morale study. We know officers are struggling, with some using food vouchers, which is not acceptable for those employed to keep the public safe. 
What's inside POLICE mag August issue?
Police Bravery Award winners; police drivers reminded to stay within the law; College follows Fed lead on separating firearms officers; time for PCCs to step up to the challenge; and our tattoo survey prompts new national Appearance Standards.

PFEW news

Branch elections will not take place in 2017
Delays in the Home Office mean that the new regulations will not be implemented in time to allow elections under the new constitutional arrangements to take place this year. Branches are being encouraged to fill any casual vacancies.
IPCC refer fraud investigation to CPS
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has made a referral to the Crown Prosecution Service to consider charges over the actions of a Metropolitan officer, following its investigation into allegations of fraud made by the PFEW.
'Branch Board Service Centre' development
This week, a workshop is being held to establish what professional services are required across the organisation and to start to scope out how these might be delivered. Regions have nominated reps to attend and department heads will be consulted. Updates will be shared as the project progresses, with a view to feeding into the budget preparation for 2018.
Chiefs sit up and listen to our research
Joan Donnelly, Head of Research and Policy Support, and Che Donald, Interim National Board member, were hugely encouraged by the response of the Chiefs' Council as they presented the relationship between demand and capacity (reduced numbers), and officer welfare last month. It was agreed that there is a need to address the issues of demand, capacity and welfare equally.
Nominations open for Pride of Britain Awards
Do you know an inspiring person whose bravery, fundraising, courage or fortitude deserves recognition? Nominations are open for The Pride of Britain Awards 2017. Winners range from members of the armed forces and emergency services who have gone beyond the call of duty, to courageous children and adults, charity fundraisers, and care workers.
Awards shortlist for Communications
Two major campaigns, which many of you have helped to build and promote, have been nominated for an Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Award. Protect The Protectors and Believe in Blue have been shortlisted in their category, as have POLICE magazine and the Police Bravery Awards.
Looking for stock images?
There is a selection of frequently used pictures, such as Taser, roads policing, mental health and custody, available for use on The Hub (no rights restrictions). Please let the Communications team know if there are other images you would like to have available.

Recent stories


Please help us to promote the routine arming survey
This is our first survey to gather our members' views on the routine arming of police officers in over a decade, so please help us to get as many responses as possible by changing your e-mail signature to the image below. Just copy and paste it into your Outlook signature box. Thank you in advance for your support.

Special offer at Federation House

Members are being offered the chance to stay at Federation House at a reduced rate on Friday and Saturday nights. The double rooms are being made available for £60, with a single occupancy price of just £50. To book, call Reception on 01372 352000.

What do you want to read about?

We want to hear your news and content ideas. Please email communications@polfed.org. The deadline for submitting content for the next edition is Thursday 10 August. The next issue will be published on Tuesday 15 August.






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