Post-incident procedures to be discussed at seminar

19 October 2016

Police officers throughout the UK will meet next week to discuss procedures following death or serious injury incidents. The two-day seminar will draw delegates from across policing, including those involved in operational policing and custody.

Jointly hosted by the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) and the Police Firearms Officers’ Association (PFOA), the seminar will feature speakers from across the policing arena, including;

  • Lord Willy Bach – Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire and former Shadow Attorney General
  • Tim Godwin – Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
  • Professor Lorraine Hope – University of Portsmouth, an expert in memory and recall techniques
  • Deputy Chief Constable Simon Chesterman – national firearms lead and DCC of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary

There will also be representatives from the Crown Prosecution Service, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, and Taser. Issues discussed will include the effects of stress and fatigue on memory recall and updates to post incident procedures.

Che Donald, firearms lead for the PFEW, said: “The importance of the PIPs process affects not only firearms officers but all officers involved in the world of operational policing as well as the custody arena, where there are deaths and serious injuries. We are delighted to provide the platform and opportunity to discuss PIPs in-depth with key speakers and subject matter experts."

Mark Williams, Chief Executive, Police Firearms Officers’ Association, said: “We are delighted be working with PFEW to deliver this ground-breaking seminar. The importance of how we as police officers and professionals deal with death and serious injury incidents cannot be overstated, and everyone who attends this event will have access to the latest information and expert thinking, relevant to their role.”