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Avon & Somerset Police Federation

How Can We Help

The Federation negotiates on all aspects of pay, allowances, hours of duty and pension matters. The Federation is at the forefront of promoting equality issues nationally and within Force and can advise on issues relating to all forms of discrimination and Fairness at Work issues. We can provide free legal advice and representation for many issues including criminal, discipline, traffic and personal injury. We can also provide legal advice and representation for unlawful discrimination and pension appeals. Under the Federation Fund Rules we can provide the following to Members: 

  • Free legal advice and representation for Members facing criminal proceedings when on duty (In pursuance of their duties);
  • Free legal advice and representation to members charged with an offence while driving on duty;
  • Legal advice and representation for discipline issues;
  • Provide representation at Employment Tribunals;
  • Advice and assistance when giving evidence at inquests;
  • Welfare advice and assistance for personal issues;
  • Advice by a trained 'Police Friend' for all discipline matters;
  • Advice and assistance with civil claims and Industrial Injuries claims;
  • Assist with Fairness at Work issues
  • Offer advice and assistance for sexual, racial or other discriminatory harassment;
  • Support defamation proceedings (in certain circumstances) on behalf of members;

 This list is not exhaustive and full details will always be given if asked, please contact us via our email at info.avonsom@polfed.org or on 01278 647085 to discuss any issues you feel we may be able to assist you with.