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COPS2019: Police family gather to remember fallen officers

The Police Family gathered on Sunday to remember more than 4,000 police officers who have died on duty – and to support family members left behind. The Annual Care of Police Survivors Service of Remembrance took place at the National Memorial Arboretum in horrendous weather conditions – but that did not stop the service being […]

Requiring police officers to have degrees will ‘shut the door’ on fantastic police officers, says Fed Chair

Requiring all police officers to have a degree will see the service missing out on vast areas of experience and closing the door on people who could make excellent police officers, Gloucestershire Police Federation has warned. In line with national changes, from January, the Police Education Qualifications Framework will be introduced to take over the […]

Gloucestershire Police Federation Chair reacts to 2.5% pay award announcement

The announcement of a 2.5% pay rise for police officers is a “step in the right direction”, according to Gloucestershire Police Federation. The Home Office announced today (22 July) that it will accept in full the recommendations of the Police Pay and Remuneration Body (PRRB). This is the first time in three years the PRRB’s […]

Pensions update from The Police Federation of England and Wales

Police Federation officials representing officers from across England and Wales – our National Board and National Council – have met over the past two days to discuss important issues affecting our members, and top of that list has been pensions. Much has been said to the Police Federation of England and Wales, and to local […]

Increases in complex police incidents is affecting officer mental health

Up to 70% more officers are taking more time off work due to work-related stress, anxiety and PTSD symptoms says Gloucestershire Police Federation Chairman Mike Harrison. A recent FOI revealed that police officers taking sick leave for the aforementioned conditions has risen by almost 10% in the past year alone. Across the UK, over 10,000 […]

Gloucester Detective nominated for The National Police Bravery Awards

A Gloucestershire Police officer who rescued an elderly couple and their dog from a house fire has been nominated for The National Police Bravery Awards. Detective Inspector Wayne Usher was off duty and was out running near his home in Cheltenham back in January when he came across a property billowing fire and smoke. He […]