90 days from today is Sun, 21 July 2024

Avon & Somerset Police Federation


As a valued Special Constable colleague, we are pleased to let you know that you are now able to join the Police Federation, with all the protection, expert advice and services that gives you.

In what is an historic milestone for policing, a change of legislation, means that for the very first time you can now be a member of the Police Federation and have access to the appropriate support if any workplace issues are encountered. 

With many forces looking at the option of training and equipping Special Constables with Taser while on duty, there has never been a more important time to ensure that you have the right legal and expert cover.

As a member of the Police Federation, you will:

  • Be able to call on the expert services of Federation Representatives during performance and misconduct proceedings.
  • Be able to make criminal, misconduct and civil applications for legal assistance should it be needed.
  • Have access to a range of member services and exclusive offers provided by the Police Federation, nationally and locally.

Further information about becoming a member, including your rights as a Special Constable, can be found at: Special Constables at PFEW

All of this cover and support is currently just £24.31 per month, or 50% of that rate for Special Constables in their first year of service. If you claim tax relief, Federation membership is classed as ‘membership of a professional body’, it takes it to under £20 per month; for the security and peace of mind that you are appropriately covered and protected while on duty.

Please contact your co-ordinator as you may be able to claim the membership fee back as a legitimate expense; updates with any further information regarding payments will follow as they become known.

So, what do you need to do next?

Please complete the application sign up form and return to us via email: info.avonsom@polfed.org (electronic and wet signatures will be accepted).

Specials Application

On receipt, we will acknowledge your application.

Further communication will be sent to you regarding setting up a direct debit mandate so the subscription can be deducted each month, giving you reassurance that you are always covered.

We look forward to welcoming you as a member of the Police Federation of England and Wales.

Mark Loker

Branch Chairman