10 June 2021
The Chief Constable of Derbyshire Police will be among the participants on Day 2 of the Police Federation of England Wales’ annual national conference.
Rachel Swann, who is also the gender lead for the National Police Chiefs’ Council, will be taking part in a discussion on Understanding Misogyny in Policing.
She will be joined by Zoe Wakefield, chair of the Federation’s Women’s Group, the group’s secretary Belinda Goodwin, and fellow group members Sam Hawkins and Sue Honeywill, as well as Mark Travis, the Assistant Chief Constable of South Wales Police.
The conference aims to highlight the issues that matter to police officers, with today’s highlights including discussions on Trial by Media, Investing in Investigators and officers’ wellbeing.
Day 1 highlights included keynote speeches from the national Federation chair, John Apter, and Home Secretary Priti Patel, and a discussion on Policing Under Pressure with policing minister Kit Malthouse, shadow policing minister Sarah Jones, Martin Hewitt, the chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, and Sir Thomas Winsor, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary.
TV presenter Mark Durden-Smith spoke to some of the nominees for the Police Bravery Awards, including Derbyshire nominee PC Geoff Marshall, while former political spin doctor and recent Good Morning Britain host Alastair Campbell hosted a discussion on pay, conditions and pensions.