Light the Lakes 2018 for COPS Charity

The Event The 2018 event takes place overnight Friday 22nd June into Saturday the 23rd June. Groups climb their chosen Peak from the 214 Wainwright Peaks in the Lake District and then a synchronised lighting of beacons takes place at 0300 hrs.…

Officers must follow proper post-incident procedures

Police officers must ensure they are aware of post-incident procedures in case they are involved in a situation in which someone loses their life or is seriously injured. PIP is often thought to be the prevail of firearms officers, but the…
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Nearing retirement?

Nearing retirement? Police Money Matters (PMM) provides Retirement Seminars to officers who are approaching retirement. The seminars are tailored to suit the needs of Officers who are nearing retirement or are in the last 18 months of their…

Federation statement following conclusion of the misconduct hearing for PC Shelley Holloway

Mike Harrison, Conduct and Performance Lead for Gloucestershire Police Federation, said the staff association noted the panel’s recommendation. The officer received a final written warning. Mike said: “PC Holloway has diligently served…
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Chair’s Blog: “We need talented and well-trained police officers more than ever before”

We are working hard in Gloucestershire to give police officers the support they need to do a good job. But that is not being matched by the Government, Sarah Johnson, Chair of Gloucestershire Police Federation writes. Not a month goes by…

Those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on duty must never be forgotten

The police service gathered yesterday to remember the 4,500 officers who have died on duty at this year’s National Police Memorial Day in Cardiff. A guard of honour was formed by officers from throughout the UK before the service, during…

Police officer pay rise is far from what police officers deserve

The Government has given police officers just a 1% pay rise in 2017. There will be a 1% one-off bonus on top of this. The Police Pay Review Body had recommended a consolidated 2% pay rise for all officers in 2017. Sarah Johnson, Chair…
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We can't get away from the fact that pay and conditions are affecting Police Officer morale

The release of the PFEW annual Pay and Morale Survey results this week have come with very few surprises to those in the police service. Officers are feeling undervalued and underpaid, officer numbers are declining, pay is poor and workload…

PC Mel Earnshaw at Downing Street for the Bravery Awards

A Gloucestershire Police officer who was doused in fuel as she wrestled a cigarette lighter out of the hand of a suicidal woman who was threatening to set herself on fire has attended Downing Street for the #PoliceBravery Awards. PC Mel…