Gloucestershire Police Federation: Home Secretary needs to convert his positive words into action

Home Secretary Sajid Javid comes across as understanding policing – but needs to convert his positive words into action, says Gloucestershire Police Federation Chair Sarah Johnson. Sarah was sharing her views on Mr Javid following the first…

Home Secretary: It's ridiculous that Chief Constables will not give spit guards to police officers

The Home Secretary has said it is “plainly ridiculous” that Chief Constables would not introduce spit guards for police officers. And he rubbished the idea that all police officers need degrees. In an uncharacteristically harmonious question…

IOPC's case to answer test is broken, PFEW Conference hears

The Independent Office for Police Conduct’s “case to answer" test received a bashing by the Federation of England and Wales which dismissed it as “completely broken” and a “waste of public money” this week. The case to answer test…

Forces must fully understand how traumatic events affect police officers

The physical and mental welfare of police officers should be at the forefront of people’s minds, the Police Federation of England and Wales’ Annual Conference has heard. Sir Thomas Winsor, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary, was applauded…

Elections for workplace reps have concluded

Congratulations to the following officers who have been elected as workplace representatives: Sarah Johnson – Chair/TreasurerIan White – SecretaryMike Harrison – CAPLOPS Simon Caldwell PS Simon Davey PC Melanie Earnshaw PS…
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We can't get away from the fact that pay and conditions are affecting Police Officer morale

The release of the PFEW annual Pay and Morale Survey results this week have come with very few surprises to those in the police service. Officers are feeling undervalued and underpaid, officer numbers are declining, pay is poor and workload…

Gloucestershire Police Federation anger at Gloucestershire U-turn on Spit Guards

“Why is the Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner interfering in operational policing decisions?” That’s the question being posed by the Chair of Gloucestershire Police Federation after the force committed a dramatic U-turn on…

Gloucestershire team at Police Federation conference

Gloucestershire Police Federation’s team traveled to the Police Federation of England and Wales’ Annual Conference this week. The new-look two-day conference had the theme of ‘Protect the Protectors’. It took place in Birmingham and…

Policing is in crisis

“Every day we see somebody broken, every day somebody else needs more help, and to that respect we are in crisis.” That’s the message from Sarah Johnson, Chair of Gloucestershire Police Federation, after listening to the debates at the…