17 July 2018
An opportunity for frontline police officers and staff to give their views on how policing can be improved has been announced by Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, Nick Hurd.
The Front Line Review, which the Policing Minister will personally sponsor, will look to engage all frontline officers and staff, and seek their feedback on their operational experience of leadership, professional development and wellbeing.
Police officers and staff, from constable up to chief superintending ranks and staff equivalents, will be able to contribute their ideas using a range of existing force-based digital channels. This digital engagement will be followed by a series of regional face-to-face engagement sessions, where officers and staff will be able to discuss ideas and solutions for improving support and development in policing nationally.
Speaking at the College of Policing’s health and wellbeing event today (Tuesday 17 July), the Minister shared his aspirations to collect frontline feedback and ideas, with a view to ensuring frontline operational experience continues to inform national policing strategy.
After concluding frontline engagement activity, the review will set out its recommendations, for both the Government and its policing partners, in early 2019. These recommendations will be developed with the advice of the Minister’s review steering group, which includes membership from experts both within and beyond policing, including the Police Federation.
Further information on the Front Line Review is available on gov.uk. Officers and staff are encouraged to engage with the Review, to ensure frontline voices are kept front and centre in government policy development and operational decision-making.