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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 […]

PFEW launches legal proceedings to tackle pay award

The Police Federation of England and Wales is launching legal proceedings against the Home Office over its handling of the 2018 Police Officer pay rise. The Federation says the move could potentially lead to a judicial review. The move is in response to the way a 2% pay increase was given to officers by the […]

Gloucester Police Federation pays their respects to fallen officers at National Police Memorial Day

Gloucestershire Police Federation has paid its respects to the thousands of police officers who have been killed in the line of duty at National Police Memorial Day. Gloucestershire Police Federation Secretary, Ian White, and Federation Representative Sgt Simon Davey attended the service at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, along with families, friends, colleagues, senior officers, […]

Positive steps being taken to boost Gloucestershire officer wellbeing

Positive steps are being taken in Gloucestershire to boost officer wellbeing after a new report revealed that 80% of officers see morale as low across the force. Sarah Johnson, Chair of Gloucestershire Police Federation, said the figure from the PFEW Pay and Morale Survey 2018 wasn’t surprising given the pay cuts officers have had to […]