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,…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…