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…

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…

PC who talked suicidal woman to safety is nominated for Bravery Award

A Gloucestershire Police officer who spent more than two hours trying to bring a suicidal woman to safety has been nominated for a national bravery award. PC Mel Earnshaw, of the Incident Response Team, was alone when she was called to help…

PC Melanie Earnshaw will be recognised at the 22nd Police Bravery Awards next month,

A Gloucestershire police officer who stopped a woman from setting fire to herself on her first day in a new patch has been nominated for a national Police Bravery Award. PC Melanie Earnshaw will be recognised at the 22nd Police Bravery Awards…

Update from Federation on continuing work to introduce spit guards

Gloucestershire Police Federation has said it will continue calling for spit guards to be introduced. Gloucestershire Police announced that the force would “not rush into” a trial last week (1 June). Since then, Sarah Johnson, Police…

Gloucestershire Police Federation anger at Gloucestershire U-turn on Spit Guards

“Why is the Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner interfering in operational policing decisions?” That’s the question being posed by the Chair of Gloucestershire Police Federation after the force committed a dramatic U-turn on…

Gloucestershire team at Police Federation conference

Gloucestershire Police Federation’s team traveled to the Police Federation of England and Wales’ Annual Conference this week. The new-look two-day conference had the theme of ‘Protect the Protectors’. It took place in Birmingham and…