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Theresa May angers officers in stinging conference attack

THE Home Secretary has been accused of “bullying” the Police Federation after she told them – “change, or I will change you.” Theresa May issued a stinging address to the Police Federation of England and Wales’ annual conference on Wednesday 21 May when she revealed a raft of changes that she was forcing onto the […]

Home Secretary accused of “misjudging conference”

THE Home Secretary “insulted every police officer in the country” in her speech to the Police Federation conference, Devon and Cornwall Police Federation said this week. Nigel Rabbitts, chairman of the branch board, (pictured) spoke out after Theresa May shocked the federation with “bullying” tactics at this year’s conference. 

New chairman for Police Federation of England and Wales

STEVE White has been elected the new chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales Mr White, (pictured) who has been the vice-chairman of the staff association and is an inspector, replaces the retiring Steve Williams. The other candidate in the election was Will Riches, who had been chairman of the constables’ central committee.

Core principles of Normington Report are approved

DELEGATES at the Police Federation conference have agreed to accept the overarching recommendations of the Normington review – and discuss them in detail in the coming months. Representatives voted against debating each of the 36 recommendations in the document at the Federation’s annual general meeting. Instead, it was agreed to “accept the core principles and […]

Police officer wages “not public money”, Government told

THE Police Minister has been told he is “wrong” to say the public have a right to know what police officers spend their wages on. Damian Green was quizzed on his views on federation funding at this year’s Police Federation of England and Wales constables’ conference in Bournemouth. He has controversially said that there is such […]

Shami Chakrabarti: “Keep politics out of policing”

DIRECT entry is a “worrying” development in policing that threatens the office of constable, the director of human rights group Liberty has warned. Speaking at the Police Federation of England and Wales’ annual conference in Bournemouth this week, Shami Chakrabarti criticised the Coalition Government’s reform agenda. She said: “Politics should not be intertwined with the […]

Conference ovation after presentation on officer deaths

THE man in charge of the area where two Greater Manchester Police officers were shot dead has described “the darkest day in the force’s history” and how “the federation really supported its members when it mattered”. Ch Supt Nick Adderley (third from left) received a standing ovation after describing to conference events before, during and […]

“Reform or be reformed by Government”, sergeants told

THE Government will step in and force change upon the Federation if it is unable to reform itself, the organisation’s sergeants’ lead has warned. John Giblin, chairman of the Sergeants’ Central Committee, (pictured) warned that the Federation is seen by many as a “wilful roadblock to reform and change” and that the organisation “must not […]

Warning over “consequences” of inspecting ranks’ long hours

IT IS only a matter of time before a force faces the consequences of an oversight or error due to the excessive hours being worked by inspectors and chief inspectors, the Police Federation conference has heard. Alan Ogg, chairman of the Inspectors’ Central Committee, (pictured) has warned that senior officers are working an increasing number […]

Conference votes to allow Specials to join Federation

SPECIAL Constables are to be invited to join the Police Federation as full subscribing members after a favourable vote at the body’s Annual General Meeting. The conference motion stated Specials wanting to join will be “required to pay the same rate of subscription to the voluntary fund as serving officers in order to access the […]