Roads Policing Conference
Our Roads Policing Conference and Awards took place on 29 and 30 January at the Jury's Inn, Hinckley Island, Leicestershire.
The conference was the 13th hosted by the Police Federation of England and Wales and brought together those who work in the roads policing arena. It also highlighted the successes, challenges and best industry practice under the theme Roads policing – Officer welfare matters.
Thanks to those who nominated officers for the Outstanding Contribution to Roads Policing Award - the winner, Simon Hills of Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary - was announced at a ceremony on the evening of the 29th.
Join @PFEW_HQ on Twitter and use the hashtags #RoadsPolice19 and #RoadsPolicing to see what happened.
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News from the conference
Government inaction continues to leave officers vulnerable
Shadow Police Minister calls for change in pursuits law
Driver law change not mentioned by Transport Minister
More investment needed for safer roads says NPCC roads lead
Police drivers still face prosecution, for doing their job
Officer responsible for targeting uninsured drivers wins award
Warm words to response drivers ‘mean nothing’ without law change
Are you tired or fatigued?
"Repeated trauma exposure seriously impacts mental health"
New cloud based CRaSH system
Roads Policing delegates get lessons in bias and virtual reality
Member-focused Roads Policing Conference delivers
Dr Paul Jackson of the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) highlighted that "fatigue is very common among roads policing officers and that needs to be addressed”
Tony Collier and Rob Goodwin from Staffordshire Police delivering a sobering session on post incident procedures following a pursuit
Ché Donald, Police Federation Vice-Chair, giving an impassioned session on trauma exposure
A special recognition award went to former PFEW roads policing lead Jayne Willetts for all her work raising the profile of roads policing, pictured with current lead Dave Blundell
The Outstanding Contribution to Roads Policing Award went to Inspector Simon Hills of Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary for Operation Tutelage which targets uninsured drivers who are involved in other criminality - he's pictured second from left with representatives from sponsors Irwin Mitchell and National Chair John Apter right
Runner-up PC David Cotterill of Dorset Police with his partner, awarded for an outstanding record for arresting drug-drivers - in 2018 he was personally responsible for 292 such arrests, making up 42% of the force's total for the year!
Third place award winners were Sergeants Gerard Farley and Philip Davis of Merseyside Police, and Station Manager Francis Hill of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service - after attending a fatal road incident they created a training video to assist emergency services in responding to future incidents
Tim Rogers, PFEW pursuits lead, addressing delegates on our campaign to get better protection for police drivers
Frances Senior, Forensic Collision Investigator from the National Police Chiefs' Council, leading a session on Impartiality, bias and contamination
National Chair John Apter with Leicestershire officers on the roadside police operation
Chief Constable Anthony Bangham, the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) lead for roads policing
Roads policing lead Dave Blundell
National Chair John Apter welcomes delegates to the conference, wearing his old roads policing hat from his years as a roads officer at Hampshire Constabulary
Two officers from Leicestershire Police ready for the roadside operation taking place during the conference, pulling over and checking cars for insurance, seat belts, drink/drug driving, mobile phone use and speeding
The morning briefing for Leicestershire Police officers on their roadside operation today during the conference, pulling over and checking cars for insurance, seat belts, drink/drug driving, mobile phone use and speeding