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Home Secretary announces shake-up of police complaints

THE Home Secretary has announced a review of the entire police disciplinary system. Theresa May said the review would be chaired by former Army officer Major General Clive Chapman – and there would be a consultation on the findings later in the year. She said the shakeup of the police complaints system, including proposals to hold disciplinary […]

Police Remuneration Review Body opens for business

POLICE officers will be able to have their say on police pay and conditions when members of the new Police Remuneration Review Body come and visit their forces. From September, this new body will replace the Police Negotiating Board and be responsible for making recommendations to the Home Secretary on police pay for all ranks […]

Pensions: “Officers can retire at 55 in new 2015 scheme”

POLICE officers in the new 2015 police pension scheme will be able to retire from the service aged 55 with actuarial reduction, the national federation has announced. Leatherhead has announced that the Government has dropped proposals to set the minimum pension age for which officers could claim a pension under the new career earnings scheme as […]

“Carry on regardless and police force will go bust”

DEVON and Cornwall Police is in danger of going bust, the force’s PCC has warned, as demands increase and budgets fall. The force has lost 400 officers since 2011 and another 90 are predicted to go over the next four years – leaving just 3,010. And PCC Tony Hogg has called for “better management of demands […]