Independent Review

Front cover of final report - independent reviewSince its creation nearly 100 years ago, the structure and operation of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) had remained largely unaltered.

In 2012, we initiated an organisational change programme with the intention of improving the organisation’s overall performance, and our relationship with members, stakeholders, the public and political decision-makers.

Our launch pad was an independent review (IR) that we commissioned in 2014 from the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), which outlined 36 recommendations for change and reform.

However, the review was just the beginning; a catalyst that has led us to grow in areas far beyond the scope of its recommendations, and enabling the organisation to look at how we can continue to evolve in order to best serve our members, now, and in the future.

The documents below outline our progress with regards to the 36 recommendations only - the scope of organisational reform we continue to undertake in order to improve lies far beyond the projects described, as the PFEW continues to strive to be the best it can be.

Latest news

As of June 2018, 33 of the 36 recommendations put forward by the review panel had been completed (three are subject to elections being completed in the autumn of 2018) and three are progressing.

Progress reports

Independent Review update - June 2018

Independent Review update - November 2017

Independent Review update - August 2017

Independent Review update - April 2017

Quick Reference Overview - April 2017

Independent Review update - September 2016

Independent Review update - April 2016

Independent Review update - May 2015

RSA Independent Review Progress Report - October 2013

RSA Press Release: The next stage of the Police Federation review - July 2013 (consultation period extended)

PFEW News: Independent Review Consultation Now Open - May 2013

The Police Federation of England and Wales Independent Review - Outline

Additional information

Annual Public Vallue Report 2016/17 - will be released at our Annual Conference

Annual Public Value Report 2015/16

Annual Public Value Report 2014/15

PFEW Independent Review - Terms of Reference

RSA appointed to support the PFEW Independent Review – message from Sir David Normington

Police Federation of England and Wales announces Independent Review Panel