,

Home Secretary: We could see deadlines on lengthy police investigations

The Independent Office for Police Conduct could see deadlines imposed on their investigations into police officers, the Home Secretary has said.Priti Patel, in her first major address to the service as Home Secretary, spoke about the “injustice”…

"We must hand out the maximum sentences possible to those who assault emergency service workers"

Police officers are still vulnerable to assaults despite the fact that new deterrents have been introduced, Gloucestershire Police Federation has warned.176 frontline officers at the force were assaulted last year - averaging at three every…
,

Emergency crime summit: there must be solutions to protect officers from violent assaults

Solutions to protect officers from violent assaults on the frontline must be found during an emergency summit of the National Police Chiefs Council, Gloucestershire Police Federation has said.The Council is due to meet in September in response…

Gloucestershire Police Federation support new bump caps as a practical alternative to flat caps

The new bump caps issued to Gloucestershire Police officers are a more modern, more protective and more cost-effective addition to the police uniform, the Federation has said.The baseball-style caps, that replaced the flat caps this summer…

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…

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…

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…
,

DI Wayne Usher attends Downing Street as part of The National Police Bravery Awards

A Gloucestershire Police officer who rescued an elderly couple and their dog from a house fire has been to Downing Street as part of The National Police Bravery Awards.DI Wayne Usher said “I’m really excited, it was a real surprise…

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…

A new Government plan to ensure police officers’ wellbeing is protected has been launched

The Home Office’s Front Line Review, which was announced by the Home Secretary Sajid Javid at the Police Federation’s National Conference last year, was designed to get views and opinions directly from front line officers and staff.Launched…