Collective statement from PFEW – 10 July 2019

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…

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…

'Seeing is believing' when it comes to officer number promises, says Fed Chair

A lot of promises to restock police officer numbers are being made by the Conservative Party leadership candidates.But for Gloucestershire Police Federation, it’s a case of seeing is believing.Front runner Boris Johnson has vowed…

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…

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…

“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…

“‘Unprecedented’ demand facing Gloucestershire Police officers leaves service stretched”

Gloucestershire Police Officers are facing ‘unprecedented’ demand and things are only likely to get more pressurised for them ahead of the US Presidential state visit.Mike Harrison, Gloucestershire Police Federation Chairman, says…

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…