90 days from today is Tue, 24 September 2019
Our Latest Federation magazine for June/July 2019 is now available to download as a PDF.
Two West Midlands officers who were still in training when they confronted a group of men armed with knives have been nominated for the national Police Bravery Awards.
All Federation members are being urged to complete a survey on pay and conditions and officer morale.
West Midlands Police is one of 18 forces worst affected by violent crime to be given a share of the final part of the £100 million fund allocated by the Government to tackle the knife crime crisis.
One in five police officers is suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), according to the results of a new survey published today (9 May).
Retired and serving West Midlands Police officers are being urged to write to their MPs in support of a change to regulations that could lead to pensions for life for all police widows.
West Midlands Police Federation has thanked members for their patience while its IT systems have been down.
'We now need Government to prioritise this issue'
Our Latest Federation magazine for April/May 2019 is now available to download as a PDF.
An emergency funding boost to tackle the knife crime epidemic sweeping the country has been welcomed, but is not a long-term fix, says the National Chair of the Police Federation John Apter.
The next phase of the campaign launches today and looks at financial entitlements.
The Policing Minister made the announcement today but there will be no new money to fund the uplift.
National Chair John Apter addresses biased comments on use of spit guards in open letter.
Episode two in our series features National Chair John Apter and Conduct and Performance Lead Phill Matthews.
West Midlands Police Federation chair Rich Cooke says years of cuts and under-investment have left the Force ‘over-stretched and under-staffed’.
Our pay review body submission calls for a 5% pay rise for officers for each of the next three years.
If you are thinking of standing to be a Federation representative and would like to know more about what the role entails, please visit the Reps@Work page.
The next phase of the campaign launches today (6 Feb) and looks at performance.
The February/March 2019 edition of Federation is now available.
New Government proposals to tackle the knife crime epidemic do not go far enough, the chair of West Midlands Police Federation has argued.
“The Government needs to be bold, make sure it takes ownership of the bill and get right behind it. Anything less is unacceptable.”
The Police Federation has issued a briefing paper in response to the latest Court of Appeal ruling on the judges’ and firefighters’ pension challenges.
The number of officers serving the West Midlands Force area has continued to fall, latest figures release by the Home Office reveal today.
National Federation conduct lead Phill Matthews has also expressed his concerns: “The effect on officers can be catastrophic. They can be suspended, at massive public expense, which has a knock-on effect on morale for whole shifts of officers, or placed on restrictions. We have had members trying to harm themselves because of the stress they are under.
The next West Midlands Police Federation Roadshow is aimed at officers based in the Perry Barr area.
Shifting the responsibility for police funding onto council taxpayers does nothing to address the urgent need for proper investment in policing, according to the West Midlands Police Federation chair.