Federation Chairman: Fewer police officers means fewer people to detect crimes and keep the public safe

Crime is increasing in Gloucestershire because there are fewer officers on the beat, says Gloucestershire Police Federation.The force has lost around 240 officers since 2010, with new Office of National Statistics data showing knife crime…

Survey reveals gap in police training over menopause

76% of police officers and staff who have gone through or are going through the menopause said they found symptoms of the menopause either moderately or extremely problematic at work, a new survey reveals.Only 11% of managers said that…

“Body Cameras Will Make Vast Difference To Police Complaints And Assaults”

Equipping all Gloucestershire Police officers with body-worn video cameras will hopefully reduce vexatious complaints and assaults on police officers, the Police Federation has said.The cameras will be used in specific incidents where…

Federation: The Prime Minister should take accountability for cutting the police

Gloucestershire Police Federation Chairman Mike Harrison reacts to Prime Minister Theresa May still failing to recognise the link between police numbers and rising crime – as sadly children are being murdered with knives on our streets.…

“Post Incident Procedure is about getting an accurate picture of what happened”

Police officers are being urged not to panic and to not rush their statements should they be involved in a Post Incident Procedure (PIP).Gloucestershire Police Federation says it is there to support and help officers should the worse…

Wellbeing survey reveals stress caused by cuts to policing

Seven in ten Gloucestershire Police officers have experienced stress, low mood, anxiety or other issues with their wellbeing in the last year.And 8 in ten say there are not enough officers in their team to do the job properly.These …
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Police Federation request 5% pay rise for officers in 2019

A 15 per cent pay increase has been requested for police officers over the next three years to help rescue them from a “financial cliff edge”.A 5 per cent uplift in pay for police officers has been requested this year, followed…

Federation: “Council tax rise is right thing for Gloucestershire Communities and Constabulary”

Gloucestershire County Council’s Police and Crime Panel has unanimously backed Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl’s proposal to put up the amount people pay for the police through council tax.Mike Harrison, Chairman of Gloucestershire…

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…

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,…