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Gwent Police Federation

Your summer magazine

27 June 2023

Keep up-to-date with the news and views from Gwent Police Federation in the summer edition of Forum, the branch’s online magazine.

Branch chair Matthew Candy discusses the Uplift programme after the Force hit its recruitment targets. Matthew says the challenge now was to retain officers and that pay and conditions were a huge part of this as he vowed to continue fighting for a fair deal for members.

In other news, Matthew voices his concerns that a new non-degree officer route into policing could hit recruitment and training standards. And he welcomes a proposed shake-up of the way crimes are logged to reduce paperwork.

There’s a feature with the family of PC Terry Davies, who died after being hit by a stolen car in August 1990, as we look ahead to National Police Memorial Day which is being held in Cardiff in September.

There’s a reminder to take part in the Oscar Kilo annual wellbeing provision and support survey and a look at the Just ‘B’ bereavement support service.

Read Forum.