PFEW response to Home Secretary's speech on police reform

22 July 2014

Following today’s statement on police reform by the Home Secretary, the Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, Steve White, says:

“Today’s statement by the Home Secretary expands upon a number of areas previously raised, including police misconduct, disciplinary procedures, whistleblowing, direct entry, police integrity and the police complaints system. Policing is a highly complex and volatile profession and it is important that the views of police officers are heard and that any change does not result in them being treated less favourably than other workers. The Police Federation will therefore play a full and active part in the consultation process as the voice of police officers across England and Wales, seeking to ensure that change does not result in a negative or detrimental impact on the service the public receive.”