29 March 2022
Derbyshire Police Federation members are being urged to vote for the next national chair before the polls close tomorrow night.
Branch chair Tony Wetton said the election came at a turbulent time for the police service and members could ensure they had a say in the future direction of the Police Federation by taking part in the ballot.
He said: “There is still time to vote and once again I would encourage all out members to do so.
“We are electing a new national chair at what I think is a potentially pivotal time for policing.
“Recent policing reviews would suggest the service is due for a massive overhaul and realignment and if and when that happens we are going to need a strong leadership team and a chair with a powerful mandate from members.
“For that reason I think it is vitally important that our members take the time to read the candidates’ election statements and have their say about who will lead the Police Federation through these challenging times.”
The three candidates standing for election are West Yorkshire Police Federation chair Brian Booth, current national vice-chair Ché Donald and National Board member Steve Hartshorn.
The closing date for voting is 11.59pm on Wednesday (30 March) and the new chair will begin their term of office on Friday (1 April).
All members are eligible to vote and have received instructions on the process directly to their mailbox.
Members with any questions about the election process should contact the branch office.
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