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National Federation chairman and secretary plan to retire

THE Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales has announced his plans to retire from the police service at the end of May. Announcing his decisions to members, Steve Williams (pictured) said that “the timing was right for a new Chair to take over the running of the organisation.” General secretary Ian Rennie […]

Steve Williams: Why I decided to retire from PFEW

WHY is the chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales retiring? Is he leaving a “sinking ship”? What next for the national staff association and the Fed review? Following the announcement of his retirement, EssexFedFocus spoke to Steve Williams (pictured) about his decision to leave the organisation following annual conference in May. See […]

Police stop and search powers to be revamped

POLICE officers are to be assessed on their “fitness to use stop and search powers” and could be disciplined if they are incorrectly using them, the Home Secretary has announced. Theresa May (pictured)  told the House of Commons on April 30 that officers are to also receive “unconscious bias awareness training to reduce the possibility […]

Police Federation chairman candidates announced

A CONSTABLE and an inspector have declared their intentions to battle it out to be the next chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales. Will Riches, the Chairman of the Constables Central Committee, (pictured right) and Steve White, current Vice-Chairman of the staff association and an inspector, (left) are both looking to replace […]

Sergeants Part 1 exam results published

FORTY per cent of candidates have passed the first stage of the sergeants’ promotion process at Devon and Cornwall Police. 34 of the 86 candidates at the force passed their OSPRE Part I examination in March. They received the results from the College of Policing last week. Candidates at Devon and Cornwall were more likely to […]