Prime Minister Liz Truss and Home Secretary Suella Braverman need to “heed the mistakes of their predecessors” and tackle policing issues, the Chairman of Leicestershire Police Federation has said.
There was emotion and humour as police officers who have died on duty were remembered by their family and friends at the Care of Police Survivors (COPS) Annual Service of Remembrance.
This morning (16 August), Leicestershire Police Federation Chair Adam Commons spoke with BBC Radio Leicestershire about demand being placed on the police force following complaints from the local public about how burglary and theft were not being investigated properly.
Update on Flint House access for Leicestershire Police Retired officers from our Chair Adam Commons
The Government announcement today that police officers will get a pay award of £1,900 from 1 September 2022 - immediate reaction from Leicestershire Police Federation Chair Adam Commons.
Adam Commons, Chair of Leicestershire Police Federation, blogs on Police Officer pay.
The 2 day event was held at Amazon’s new premises at East Midlands Parkway and the agenda contained many different areas including CV writing, investment & pension advice, starting your own business, transferring police skills to the private sector and much more.
“I’m really pleased that I’ve been able to get out during Response Policing Week just as I did last year. I’ll always be a response officer through and through, it’s a job I loved doing and is still close to my heart.
Two Leicestershire Police officers who successfully detained a man who was threatening to kill them with a hammer and knife have been nominated for The National Police Bravery Awards.
We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new holiday home available exclusively to members of our Group Insurance scheme.
The Police Federation’s #PayOurPolice campaign is promoting across Social Media how some serving police officers are sadly using food banks, struggling to put the heating on at home or being afford the fuel to get to work - and how some police officers are even having to sofa surf as they can’t afford a place to stay.
Leicestershire Police Federation is very pleased to announce the new Promotion and Further Education Bursary for members - which is now live.
It is with great sadness that Leicestershire Police have this afternoon announced the death of former Chief Constable Simon Cole QPM.
Adam Commons, Chair of Leicestershire Police Federation responds to comments from the new head of Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary, Fire and Rescue Services.
Police officers – subject to a brutal Government pay freeze since 2020 – have reacted with a mixture of astonishment and anger to the news that MPs are being granted a 2.7% pay rise.
The Home Affairs Select Committee published its ‘Police Conduct and Complaints’ report, focusing on the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) this week.
The Police and Crime Commissioner Rupert Matthews is no longer seeking to change the name of ‘Leicestershire Police’ to ‘Leicestershire and Rutland Police’.
A huge 92% of Leicestershire Police officers say they do not currently feel respected by the Government with 42% worrying about their finances every day.
Renaming Leicestershire Police would be a complete waste of resources at a time when the force needs Cops, Tasers and other equipment, the Police Federation has said.
Cuts to the number of dedicated roads policing officers have been linked to a failure to reduce road deaths in the past decade, a new investigation has found.
Christmas and New Year Message from Adam Commons, Chair of Leicestershire Police Federation
Government statistics – published this month - show in the last financial year 22,421 police officers were injured through 'an intentional or unintentional assault' while keeping the public safe.
Great celebration of policing at the Police Federation of England and Wales Annual Police Bravery Awards.
“We are in a cost-of-living crisis with inflation sitting at 4%, fuel prices at their highest on record and utility prices climbing… if my colleagues receive what will essentially be yet another cut to their pay in 2022 I am genuinely concerned people will leave the service.”
In his keynote speech at the APCC & NPCC Partnership Summit 2021, NPCC Chair Martin Hewitt told delegates it has asked all chief constables to chair more accelerated hearings, “wherever the grounds are met, to swiftly determine the facts”, and to make submissions to Legally Qualified Chairs “wherever appropriate, so that sanctions always meet the gravity of an offence.”
Question and Answer with Leicestershire Police Federation rep, DS Rich Matlock.
Leicestershire Police Federation Chair Adam Commons said: “These comments today are an alarming insight into the thought process of someone in a high level position connected to the police.
Two Leicestershire Police officers who courageously stepped forward to prevent a woman who was covered in petrol setting herself on fire have been nominated for The National Police Bravery Awards.
Police officers are set to see their pay rise once again next year after the Government confirmed the public sector pay freeze is being lifted.
Congratulations to our colleagues PC Steve Isherwood, PC Stephen Williams and PC Alex Cullum-Kenyon on their nomination for the 2020 Police Bravery Awards.
Question and Answer with new Leicestershire Police Federation rep, DC Charlotte Rodgers.
Roads policing should be given the same importance as neighbourhood policing, the Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales has said.
Honouring the lives of police officers who have died on duty and continuing to remember their sacrifice is important for the police service, according to Leicestershire Police Federation.
He joins Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Sam de Reya who has joined Zac Mader as joint Vice Chair.
Forces need to collect data on the number of traumatic incidents police officers attend so they can provide support before officers reach breaking point, Leicestershire Police Federation has said.
The Superintendents’ Association has joined the Police Federation in pulling out of the Government’s Police Officer pay rise process.
Sixty police officers who are retiring from the force are receiving career advice and resettlement help from Leicestershire Police Federation.
Adam Commons, Leicestershire Police Federation Chairman, has responded to the “Review of Independent Office for Police Conduct cases involving Tasers” report, where the watchdog raised concerns with Taser guidance, training and scrutiny.
The Police Family gathered on Sunday to remember thousands of police officers who have died on duty – and to support family members left behind.
“Police officers have given everything. Yet again, the Government has given them nothing”
The Annual Care of Police Survivors Service of Remembrance returns this weekend - remembering all the colleagues we have lost and supporting their family members left behind.
Adam Commons, Chair of Leicestershire Police Federation, reacts to the police officer 2021 pay freeze announced by the Government yesterday – on the same day NHS colleagues were awarded 3% pay rise.
Two Leicestershire officers are to receive an award from the Royal Humane Society after they helped save the life of a cyclist.
“There needs to remain a third route into policing that does not require the entrant to undertake university study either pre or post joining”
Leicestershire Police Federation Chair Adam Commons has added his view to the debate on whether all police officers should require a degree to do the job.
Police Federation Elections 2021 - your chance to stand for election as a Federation Representative - and then to vote for those who you would like to represent you.
New holiday home at Parkdean Manor Park in Hunstanton for Group Insurance Scheme Members!
Jon Carter-Lang, Secretary of Leicestershire Police Federation, has become a Trustee of The Gurney Fund – a charity which has helped many family members of officers in the force.
Chairman Adam Commons reacts to Home Secretary Priti Patel’s speech to the Police Federation of England and Wales Conference.
The fact that police officers were not prioritised for the COVID-19 vaccine “is a failing of Government, and it’s a failing that we will never forget”, PFEW Chair John Apter has said.
Chairman Adam Commons highlights how the Federation tries to give that little extra back to our hard working members.
Police officers working away at the G7 Summit will be able to claim an overnight allowance of £50 a night.
Members of the Leicestershire Police Federation Medical Scheme will get even greater benefits now that it has returned to the stewardship of Federation trustees, Secretary Jon Carter-Lang has said.
Leicestershire Police Federation Chairman Adam Commons has already secured a meeting with the county’s new Police and Crime Commissioner Rupert Matthews.
“Being assaulted is not part of the job” and jail sentences should be given to those who assault police officers, the Chair of Leicestershire Police Federation has said.
“League Tables for policing? Targets? I’ve lived through this before and it didn’t work then. And it won’t work now.”
Ahead of this weekend, Chairman Adam Commons looks at what the country unlocking over the coming weeks will mean for hardworking Leicestershire Police officers.
April is #StressAwarenessMonth and Leicestershire Police Federation has outlined how help is out there for officers who are struggling.
The Chief Constable of Leicestershire has spoken out against police assaults after it emerged that more than 100 attacks have already taken place against officers this year.
This month marks the anniversary of the time our world changed. In the last year, we have seen over 100,000 people sadly lose their lives and tens of thousands hospitalised with the virus. And only time will tell us the devastating impact of Long Covid.
The first national Response Policing Wellbeing & Resilience ‘Week of Action’ runs from Monday 15 March to Monday 22 March with the aim of recognising the role and work of response police officers.
“We have seen too many police officers across the country investigated for driving offences when it is clear they have done nothing wrong – this new legislation is so desperately needed”
Adam Commons, Chairman of Leicestershire Police Federation: “I am angry and upset with this decision and my colleagues deserve so much better after the work they have done in the last year.
Police officers have reacted with shock, fury and disbelief to reports that prisoners will receive a vaccine against the deadly Covid-19 virus, ahead of those working in policing.
Police officers who are spending long shifts away from the station can now receive a little respite thanks to a gift from Leicestershire Police Federation.
The Government cannot justify its decision to push police officers towards the back of the vaccination queue, Leicestershire Police Federation has said.
Last night the Leicestershire Police Virtual Chief Constable Awards 2020 took place, presented by Chief Constable Simon Cole and the Deputy Chief Constable Rob Nixon.
Furious police officers have hit out at the Government’s “disgraceful” decision to deny the country’s Cops a level of priority for the Covid-19 vaccine.
The influx of thousands of new police officers has left serving Sergeants with greater workloads, demands and more stress at work, a new report has found.
There’s never been a better or more critical time for officers to join Leicestershire Police Federation’s Medical Scheme.
Lengthy Independent Office for Police Conduct investigations cost taxpayers millions of pounds each year, new research has shown, revealing figures that Leicestershire Police Federation has said are “astronomical”.
Leicestershire Police officers are being encouraged to join the Federation’s Medical Scheme to get “all the benefits of private healthcare”.
Incompetence from The Independent Office for Police Conduct – the body in charge of investigating the actions of police officers – is causing irreparable damage to the health and wellbeing of the country’s cops, Leicestershire Police Federation has said.
Lengthy and drawn-out investigations by the Independent Office for Police Conduct into the actions of innocent police officers – which can last years - can ruin their lives.
The Home Secretary has told police chiefs to “get ready” for officers to receive the Covid vaccine.
Police Mutual have formalised a program of free 30 minute modules on a number of subjects for Quarter 1. Booking instructions and guide are also included.
Leicestershire Police Federation’s Detective Lead has highlighted the challenges of the role and why some officers shy away from going down the CID route in their careers.
Officers received a welcome break, hot drinks and snacks over the Christmas period when the Chair of Leicestershire Police Federation took its Welfare Van out on the road.
Leicestershire Police Federation Chairman Adam Commons has been highlighting the challenges Lockdown 3 is bringing to policing and the reality of what officers face as they work to keep people safe from Covid-19.
Leicestershire Police Federation is imploring the Government and Prime Minister Boris Johnson to add police officers to the priority Covid-19 vaccination list to ensure officers can keep themselves, their families and the public safe.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year message from Leicestershire Police Federation
In a new blog, Chairman Adam Commons looks at the importance of police officers taking care of their financial wellbeing as we approach the festive season.
Those were the words of Leicestershire Police Federation Chairman Adam Commons as he spoke to BBC Radio Leicester this morning about the rise in assaults on officers.
Adam Commons is the new Chair of Leicestershire Police Federation – and is planning on regularly highlighting to the county’s MPs the policing reality colleagues face out on the streets.
Of the Leicestershire Police officers who responded to the 2020 Pay and Morale Survey, 30% said they worried about the state of their personal finances every day or almost every day.
Freezing the pay of millions of public sector workers – including police officers - would be a betrayal of their hard work in the effort to combat Covid-19, Leicestershire Police Federation has said.
Leicestershire Police and the Federation have received a generous donation from a local mosque towards our welfare van - in gratitude for the force's hard work throughout Covid-19.
As part of the Police Federation's focus on conduct and performance, Adam Commons, a deputy Conduct and Performance Liaison Officer (CAPLO) from Leicestershire Police Federation discusses the highs and the lows of the role.
Helping officers who may be suffering from poor mental and physical health has never been more important. It’s one reason why Leicestershire Police Federation Secretary Jon Carter-Lang wanted to get involved with Police Rehabilitation Centre Flint House.
We are excited to announce that Flint House's brand new swimming and hydrotherapy pools are officially open.
This year, World Menopause Day takes place on 18th October 2020. Police Mutual have created a factsheet and provides helpful advice and links.
Leicestershire Police Federation has created a critical illness and injury fund for its members – offering those eligible one-off £250 payments.
Leicestershire Police Federation is urging officers to have their say on the issues affecting them on the frontline by completing the 2020 Demand, Capacity and Welfare survey.
The 17th National Police Memorial Day Service remembering thousands of police officers who have died on duty was as emotional and moving as ever this year, despite being held virtually.
Three Leicestershire Police Officers who saved the life of a knife-wielding man who had cut his own throat have been nominated for The National Police Bravery Awards.
The Shadow Home Secretary is “acutely aware of some of the issues we’re being faced with” and supports the police, the Vice Chair of Leicestershire Police Federation has said, after attending a webinar with the politician.
A new offence for those deliberately using, threatening or attempting to use a vehicle to target a police employee and the potential to increase the availability of Tasers and Spit Guards for use by officers are just two of the recommendations in a new Safety Review.
Police officer assaults have increased by a worrying 31% in July compared with last year, new figures have shown.
More than nine in ten people said they were satisfied with the way local police officers responded to lockdown, a new survey has found.
Police Officers in England and Wales will receive a 2.5% pay rise - to take effect from 1 September - 2020 after the Government accepted in full the recommendations of the Police Remuneration Review Body.
“Only when stiffer sentencing occurs over a period of time, will it act as a deterrent to those who are violent to the very people who protect all of us.”
Leicestershire Police officers are being urged to report assaults and come forward and talk to the Police Federation to get the help they need.
Dave Stokes, Chairman of Leicestershire Police Federation, said: “With news of the practicalities of the 'Leicester Lockdown' still emerging, we will be working with Chief Officers at Leicestershire Police on how this new direction affects our members and the public we serve.
Leicestershire Police Federation is backing calls for a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to those who assault officers and other emergency service workers.
Next week (week beginning 22nd June) is World Wellbeing Week. Police Mutual have created a factsheet focusing on social, physical, emotional and financial wellbeing and provides helpful links to support networks.
The subscription rate for Police Federation of England and Wales members is to increase for the first time since 2011.
Next week (week beginning 15th June) is Men's Health Week. Police Mutual have created a factsheet, focusing on physical and mental health, including top tips for staying healthy as well as links to support networks.
Leicestershire Police Federation has put together a new wellbeing pack to help members deal with the challenges of the coronavirus outbreak.
Here are the latest legally agreed FAQs on PFEW’s pension compensation claim
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. To help officers during this period, Police Mutual have developed 3 guides.
Leicestershire Chief Constable Simon Cole has described as “heartening” the strong sentences handed out to criminals convicted of weaponizing Covid-19.
The Police Federation of England and Wales is launching a compensation claim against the Government on behalf of members who were "victims of discrimination and suffered any ‘injury to feeling’ as a result of the changes to pensions introduced by the 2015 scheme."
Police Federation of England and Wales Chairman John Apter has spoken out after a report in the Daily Telegraph suggested the Government is considering tax rises and a two-year freeze on all public sector pay to mitigate damage to the economy caused by the coronavirus crisis.
Leicestershire Police Federation says officers are showing ‘huge resilience’ in the face of COVID-19. But they must carry on thinking about theirs and their colleagues’ good mental health.
Police Mutual release third edition of Coronavirus updates covering Motor Insurance and Home Insurance tips.
Police Mutual release second newsletter covering personal wellbeing
“We’re the police, we’re out there 24/7 everyday anyway. We want to help the NHS and we will do everything we can to do that.”
Detective Constable Steve Ford is remembered as a dedicated family man who was much loved by colleagues
Detective Constable Steve Ford is remembered as a dedicated family man who was much loved by colleagues.
With coronavirus continuing to dominate news and social media, we understand there are many concerns and much uncertainty about the virus, it’s real and potential impacts.
It’s a worrying time for many people especially those with elderly family members, an underlying health condition or those still continuing to serve the public.
Anyone using a “coronavirus cough” to threaten police officers faces serious criminal charges, the Director of Public Prosecutions has warned.
A message to Leicestershire Police officers from our Chairman Dave Stokes.
In the interests of patient and staff health in regards to spread of the Covid-19 virus , The Police Rehabilitation Centre, Flint House, acting on the latest Government and UK Health Authority advice is closed with immediate effect until further notice.
Tasers are to be made available to every Leicestershire Police officer who wants one and who is in a role where it’s needed the force has announced.
The Home Office has released an extra £10million for Tasers for policing in England and Wales.
The Home Secretary has vowed to change the law to get stronger sentences for those who attack police officers.
75% of Leicestershire Police officers think all colleagues should be issued with a Taser on duty. A survey of police officers, commissioned by Leicestershire Police and Leicestershire Federation, shows that front line officers on the whole would feel safer and wish to be trained in the use and carrying of Taser.
Dave Stokes, Chair of Leicestershire Police Federation, reacts to HMIC report “Noticeable differences between police and the service they provide” which has led to headlines this morning such as “Failing police 'rumbled' by weary public” and “Crimes not reported' as public lose confidence in police”.
A new PFEW campaign aims to ensure mental health in policing is treated as seriously as physical health and safety.