Derbyshire Police Federation

Being a Fed rep can change your life

8 July 2021

This month sees the start of the Federation’s elections process and I’d like to take this opportunity to encourage as many of our subscribing members as possible to put themselves forward as potential workplace representatives.

If you’re considering standing, then there is still time to find out more about life as a rep by speaking to those who are currently in the role.

As somebody who has thoroughly enjoyed the past three years being chair of your Federation, I would strongly urge anyone who is thinking about putting themselves forward to go for it. 

Becoming a Fed rep has the potential to open so many doors for you, as well as help develop your career in the Force, while giving you the opportunity to provide vital support for your colleagues. I guarantee that becoming a Fed rep will change your life. 

And remember, the elections only come round once every three years, so if there’s even the smallest part of you that feels you could make a difference to others, then don’t hesitate to stand.

Rep nominations for this year’s election close at 11.59pm on 22 July, and all you have to do is complete the form that has been sent to all subscribing members. Be sure to check your junk folder, if you have not had an email about the elections.

Although non-subscribing members can’t stand, they can still vote for who they would like to represent them. Keep an eye on this website over the next few weeks to find out more about the voting platform. 

Ahead of the elections, I want to wish everyone who is standing again, as well as those who are putting themselves forward for the first time, good luck. 

Just a few days before the deadline to get your nominations in, the country is set to come out of lockdown with all restrictions planned to be lifted.

With this in mind, I’d also like to take this opportunity to once again thank you for your incredible commitment to serving your communities during the pandemic.  

To say it’s been a challenging 16 months for the Force would be an understatement but, hopefully, we’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

As always, stay safe. 

 

 

 

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