16 July 2021
The deadline for nominations for this year’s Police Federation workplace representative elections is fast approaching and any Derbyshire members considering standing are being encouraged to act now.
Workplace representatives carry out a vital role, offering support and advice to members across a wide range of issues such as conduct, pay, allowances, terms and conditions, equality, professional development and operational policing.
Full training is given by the Federation to ensure reps are in a position to offer members advice, guidance and support at times of need.
Derbyshire branch secretary Kirsty Bunn said: “Being a Fed rep can be tough and challenging but to help and support colleagues is ultimately an incredibly rewarding thing to do.
“Every subscribing member can stand in the elections and we would particularly urge members from under-represented groups to put themselves forward as we want the branch to be representative of the wider membership in the same way that the Force aims to reflect the communities we serve.
“The nominations process comes to an end next week so now is the time for members interested in standing for election to submit their nomination forms.”
Elections for Federation reps are held every three years with interim elections being organised if positions become vacant. The 2018 national elections were the first held under new procedures introduced after the Independent Review of the Police Federation
Each force has a Federation Branch Council made up of its workplace reps.
Nominations for Federation reps for this year’s election close at 11.59pm on 22 July.
All subscribing Federation members should have received an email directly to their PNN address (or their selected preferred email address) from the independent third-party electoral service provider, Mi-Voice. Members are asked to check their junk mailbox if they cannot see the email from Mi-Voice in their inbox. Derbyshire members can also apply via the link on Chief Constable's Orders.
Non-subscribing members cannot stand for election but can vote. Details of the voting platform will be provided in the coming weeks once the nomination period is closed.
The email to subscribing members includes a link to an online nomination form. Members who wish to stand for election will need to complete the form, which includes confirming that they are eligible to stand and agree to the Standards and Performance Agreement.
If you want more information about the role or the election process, please email Kirsty.