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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 […]

“Theresa May has systematically decimated the Police Service”

Mike Harrison, Chairman of Gloucestershire Police Federation, reacts to Prime Minister Theresa May’s impending departure. Mike said: “I have thought about what I could say that was positive about Theresa May and her time in office both as Prime Minister and Home Secretary but I am frankly struggling. “When she became Home Secretary in 2010 […]