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Federation: “Firearms police officers must not be immediately treated as suspects”

The Government’s Firearms Review has now concluded after four years – but frontline firearms teams are still not getting the protection in law they deserve, says Gloucestershire Police Federation Chair Mike Harrison. The review found that post incident procedures conducted following the 2017 terrorist attacks ‘worked well and were quickly concluded’, that the length of […]

Up to 22% off any brand new Nissan vehicles

NEW TO THE SCHEME! Not many people are aware that the UK Police force has been added to the myclubnissan.co.uk scheme. This entitles all serving U.K police force between 18-22% off any brand new Nissan. This is the same level of discount as an employee of Nissan U.K. Already have a vehicle? No problem! Your […]

GPF Chairman: Remaining police officers are having to do more with less

College of Policing stats showing there are 51 crimes reported for every officer in England and Wales is a symptom of officers having to ‘do more with less’. The figure is up from 35 crimes being committed for every officer in 2013/14, an increase which held no surprises for Gloucestershire Police Federation Chairman Mike Harrison. […]

Christmas and New Year Message from Chairman Mike Harrison

We are about to enter one of the most demanding periods of the Policing year, with officer numbers at the lowest they have been for some considerable time and demands being made on Policing that are unprecedented.  Unfortunately (and to use a word that seems in common place in politics at the moment) we are […]

Federation: Fears over the division policing plans for performance related pay could cause

New performance related pay plans for officers are a ‘backwards’ step likely to cause divisions in the service, Gloucestershire Police Federation is warning. The proposals, backed by the College of Policing and the National Police Chiefs Council, could see major reform of police pay, working patterns and officer recruitment and deployment. Mike Cunningham, Chief Executive […]

Spit Guards issued to hundreds of Gloucestershire Police officers

Gloucestershire Police officers can now use spit guards – to protect themselves from the ‘vile’ act of being spat at by suspects. Following a trial in the force’s custody suite earlier this year the guards have now been rolled out onto the frontline. Nearly 400 officers will be trained in how to use them by […]

Mental Health illness: The police are always the go-to for outside agencies

The police cannot fix the broken mental health system, a report from HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services has found today. Police officers are increasingly being used as the service of default in responding to people with mental health problems the watchdog found, and forces tend to underestimate the number of officers […]

Mike Harrison is new Chairman of Gloucestershire Police Federation

Police Officer health and wellbeing is at the heart of the new Chairman of Gloucestershire Police Federation’s plans. Conduct and Performance Lead Mike Harrison has been elected to take up the reigns from departing Chair Sarah Johnson, who has moved to a new role with the Police Federation of England and Wales nationally. Mike says […]

Trauma survey

In 2016, the Police Dependants’ Trust published Injury on Duty, a major research piece by the University of Surrey, that explored the impact of and support received by serving and former police officers in England and Wales. The results were startling: 82% of frontline officers have been injured on duty (76% in last 5 years) 1 in […]

Federation Chair: Introduce time limit on how long officers can be under IPOC investigation

Independent Office of Police Conduct investigations into police officers should have a time limit to reduce the ‘immense stress’ placed on officers. The police watchdog currently takes an average 233 working days to resolve cases, time which must be reduced says Gloucestershire Police Federation. Federation Chair Sarah Johnson said officers deserve better. “The stress attached […]