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Gwent Police Federation

Members urged to register for free Roads Policing Seminar

19 January 2024

The Federation’s Roads Policing Seminar will bring together policy makers, key stakeholders, and legal experts to discuss the state of roads policing - and roads police officers in Gwent are being encouraged to take part.

This year’s seminar takes place online on 30 January and FREE registration is open now for Gwent Police Federation members.

Supported by Slater and Gordon Solicitors, it is a chance to engage with those in the roads policing sector, share experiences, discuss best practice, and steer the direction of roads policing for the future.

Branch chair and former Roads Policing Officer Matthew Candy said: “The Federation’s Roads Policing Seminar is a chance to explore what’s happening on the ground now for members, but it’s also an opportunity to help shape the future direction of roads policing.

“It allows members to have their say on a range of issues alongside the voices of key stakeholders, policy and decision makers, and legal experts in roads policing.”

Matthew said one of the most eagerly-anticipated sessions will explore the effectiveness of new legislation designed to give police drivers better legal protection.

The session - called New driving legislation - does deliver better protection for officers? - will discuss the improved legal protection that should have been afforded to police drivers through the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022.

Matthew said: “The Federation campaigned over a number of years for new legislation to protect police drivers.

“This session will look at the new law, how it’s being implemented and impacting members, and whether forces are meeting their legal requirements.

“It’s one I’d encourage our drivers to attend if they can.”

Other discussion topics include forensic collision investigation, health and safety around electric vehicles, and a debate on the future of roads policing. The full agenda is available here.