PFEW signs joint pledge to work closely with Police Associations

13 April 2016

PFEW and Police Association Representatives

Twelve key members of police staff associations met at Federation House on Monday 11 April to officially sign up to a commitment to work closely and collaboratively with The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW).

At the meeting, Steve White, Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales said: “We are fully committed to the elimination of unfair discrimination and the promotion of equality and diversity for all.  This is both in our own practices and arrangements and throughout the police service in England and Wales.  The fact that we have such a wide and diverse range of police associations here today all signing a pledge to work closely with the PFEW is testament to how we are working together to best serve and represent all of our members in the right way.”

Joint declarations set out within the Memorandum of Understanding are an undertaking to have regular liaison meetings at national level to discuss matters of mutual concern and to promote equality and diversity with respect to members of the various police organisations and members of the PFEW.  There is also a commitment for relevant police associations to provide a specialist support service to assist the Police Federation where required.

 

(Pictured from left to right: Bee Bailey of the National Trans Police Association; John Nelson of the National Police Autism Association; Allan Spencer of the Christian Police Association; Julia Jaeger of the British Association of Women in Policing;  Lornette Stokes of the National Black Police Association; David Wilbraham of the National Police Chaplains Association;  Matt Talbot-Hartshorn of the National Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Society; Steve White of the Police Federation of England & Wales; Jim Davies of the Gypsy Roma Traveller Police Association; Inam Khan of the National Association of Muslim Police; Che Donald of the Police Federation of England & Wales; Mustafa Mohammed of the National Association of Muslim Police; Lee Russell of the Christian Police Association; Tim Williams of the Jewish Police Association)