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.
Merry Christmas from the Leicestershire Police Federation
Leicestershire Police and Leicestershire Police Federation have teamed up to find out how many officers in the county want to carry Taser.
A new scheme designed to ensure that officers who are injured in the line of duty receive the compensation they are due has gone live in Leicestershire.
We’ve been helping new parents get back to work, giving advice and support at Leicestershire Police force’s third Keep In Touch (KIT) day.
72% of Leicestershire Police officers who responded to the Police Federation of England and Wales Pay and Morale survey are dissatisfied with their pay – and nearly half (49%) said they have low morale.
PC Karl Turner was among a contingency of emergency service staff lucky enough to attend the Remembrance Festival at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday.
Leicestershire Police Federation Chairman Dave Stokes reacts to the news that The Home Affairs Select Committee is to "examine the role and remit of the Independent Office for Police Conduct."
Post-Incident Procedures are a vital part of supporting officers in the aftermath of traumatic incidents, says Leicestershire Police Federation.
Following a meeting of the Police Pensions Forum last week, the seven staff associations who represent police officers throughout the United Kingdom have applied to be an interested party to the Employment Tribunal tasked with determining the remedy to the discrimination caused by the transitional protections introduced in the CARE 2015 pensions scheme.
Leicestershire Police is “moving in the right direction” as it tries to fill the detectives gap, the Police Federation has said.
Police officers from across the UK have gathered to remember their fallen colleagues at the 15th annual National Police Memorial Day.
Chief Constables are ploughing ahead with plans for performance-related pay for police officers based on their ‘capability’ and ‘productivity’.
On Sunday 29 September, the Police Family will head to Glasgow to mark National Police Memorial Day to remember fallen colleagues from across the country.
Leicestershire Police Federation says that the introduction of new menopause guidance will help to break down the stigma that surrounds officers opening up about struggling with symptoms of the menopause.
Forces across England and Wales will today be in a better place to support officers and staff going through the menopause, with the launch of force guidance on the matter.
A number of members have approached us recently because they are confused by communications from organisations outside the PFEW relating to pensions. These communications relate to the recent pension discrimination cases and if a future outcome will result in a remedy for all or only for those who have begun a legal challenge.
Leicestershire Police Federation Deputy Secretary Jon Carter-Lang said the event was really important to the Federation and to the service as a whole.
The Police Family gathered on Sunday to remember more than 4,000 police officers who have died on duty - and to support family members left behind.
Leicestershire Police Federation has recently launched a new Wellbeing Fund designed to help officers switch off from the stresses of work.
Leicestershire Police Federation is “pleased but cautious” about the announcement of a 2.5% pay rise for police officers.
Four Leicestershire Police officers who fearlessly risked their own lives to try and rescue the occupants of a crashed helicopter outside Leicester City’s football stadium have been at Downing Street as part of The National Police Bravery Awards.
Police Federation officials representing officers from across England and Wales – our National Board and National Council – have met over the past two days to discuss important issues affecting our members, and top of that list has been pensions.
The Home Office’s Front Line Review, which was announced by the Home Secretary Sajid Javid at the Police Federation’s National Conference last year, was designed to get views and opinions directly from front line officers and staff.
John Apter, National Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales said: “Today we have received the decision of the Supreme Court which has refused the Government leave to appeal the decision of the Court of Appeal which had previously held the transitional pension arrangement for Firefighters and Judges were illegal on the grounds of age discrimination.
Four Leicestershire Police officers who fearlessly risked their own lives to try and rescue the occupants of a crashed helicopter outside Leicester City’s football stadium have been nominated for the National Police Bravery Awards.
Leicestershire Police Federation has a new Equality Lead. Nadia Rana has taken up the role from Jon Carter-Lang and says she’s hoping to build on his ‘brilliant’ work.
Leicestershire Police Federation’s Welfare Van continues to offer support to colleagues when they are deployed on major incidents.
A string of cyber attacks have affected Federation IT systems including this website
Fit For Duty: New Scheme from Leicestershire Police Federation supporting our hard working members return to good health.
On Saturday 9 March our systems’ security alerted us to a ransomware cyber-attack which affected many of the systems used by us, the Police Federation of England and Wales, at our headquarters in Surrey.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced £100 million has been allocated to help forces tackle the surge in knife crime.
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Dave Stokes says it is an insult for the Chancellor to suggest the service needs to ‘prioritise’ better rather than expect more money to tackle the knife crime epidemic.
The Home Office has shown a lack of respect in the way it has handled the pay review process, says Leicestershire Police Federation chair Dave Stokes.
The British Police Symphony Orchestra (BPSO) is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a concert of popular classics at the Royal Albert Hall in May.
More police officers and increased use of stop and search would help tackle the knife crime epidemic, according to Leicestershire Police Federation chair Dave Stokes.
Workplace representative Joe Lloyd has taken on a wellbeing lead role within Leicestershire Police Federation.
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Dave Stokes has praised the national Federation chair for challenging the human rights organisation Liberty over ‘ill-informed’ comments on spit guards.
Nine out of 10 Leicestershire Police Federation members who took part in a national survey on demand, capacity and welfare said they felt there were not enough officers to do the job properly.
The Police Federation is seeking a three-year pay deal for officers with a five per cent uplift in each year.
The next phase of the national Federation’s Did You Know? campaign focuses on issues relating to performance.
For a small monthly subscription, police officers and staff can sign up for all the benefits of the Force Benevolent Fund.
Leicestershire Police Federation workplace representative Kev Marsh has welcomed the fact that this year’s national roads police conference had a central theme of officer welfare.
Having fewer officers on the streets is one key factor in an increase in knife crime, says Leicestershire Police Federation chair Dave Stokes.
The latest instalment of the Federation’s Did You Know? campaign focuses on rest day entitlements.
The Government’s failure to change legislation to recognise police driver training is leaving officers vulnerable to prosecution even though they are using their training to do the job of protecting the public, national Federation chair John Apter has argued.
Leicestershire is one of two forces in the East Midlands region to experience a slight decrease in officer numbers over the last year.
Murder and manslaughter are at their highest levels for 12 years, new crime statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown.
The Police Federation has issued a briefing paper in response to the latest Court of Appeal ruling on the judges’ and firefighters’ pension challenges.
The Police Federation’s application to lodge a Judicial Review over the Government’s failure to fully implement the pay review body’s recommendation on officers’ pay increase in 2018 has been accepted.
Assaults on police officers and staff will not be tolerated, the chair of Leicestershire Police Federation has stressed.
A Home Office review into police use of firearms fails to address officers’ concerns around being protected from lengthy and damaging investigations, according to Leicestershire Police Federation chair Dave Stokes.
Police Federation chair Dave Stokes has welcomed a judge’s decision to jail a man who tried to throw a Leicestershire police officer from a third floor balcony for 11 months.
Leicestershire chair Dave Stokes says the Police Federation can be proud of its achievements as it celebrates its 100th birthday.
More people have reported they are satisfied with their local police, according to research carried out by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS).
Dave Stokes, chair of Leicestershire Police Federation updates regarding the police pension challenge
The Police Federation is seeking fresh legal advice after the Court of Appeal ruled that the Government’s changes to the pension schemes of judges and firefighters were discriminatory on the grounds of age.
Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Lord Willy Bach is asking the public if they would support an increase in the policing element of the Council Tax, a move welcomed by Leicestershire Police Federation chair Dave Stokes.
The investment – in terms of money, officer time and training - the police service has made as it tries to pick up the pieces of broken mental health support systems is not supported or understood by the Prime Minister and Home Secretary, says the chair of Leicestershire Police Federation.
The length of time taken by the Independent Office for Police Complaints (IOPC) to carry out its investigations is top of the list in terms of what members want Leicestershire Police Federation to tackle, according to the new branch chair, Dave Stokes.
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Dave Stokes has re-iterated a nationwide call for members of the public to help police officers if they are in need.
Jon Carter-Lang has been elected as deputy secretary of Leicestershire Police Federation.
The campaign – entitled Did You Know? – went live yesterday (21 November) and will focus on questions that the Federation receives from members. The aim is to highlight key issues and to make sure officers know exactly what they can claim as part of their role.
In 2015, the Prime Minister Theresa May – then the Home Secretary - chose to ignore the sincere advice and warnings that officers gave in relation to the effects budget cuts were having on policing, says Dave Stokes, Leicestershire Police Federation chair.
An assault on a police officer is an assault on society, says Leicestershire Police Federation chair Dave Stokes.
The national chair of the Police Federation has slammed the Government for allowing policing to get into a critical condition and says it is a national scandal.
Leicestershire Police Federation secretary will be among those honouring the memory of serving Leicestershire officers who gave their lives during the First World War at a remembrance service at Force Headquarters on Friday.
Federation members are being encouraged to take part in the first forces-wide survey to assess trauma management and working conditions.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer missed an opportunity to directly address the multitude of problems facing the police service when he failed to announce a re-investment in front-line policing in this week’s budget, according to the national Federation chair.
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Dave Stokes has extended his sympathies to the families of those who died in Saturday evening’s helicopter crash at Leicester City FC.
MPs on the powerful Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) have called for increased funding for policing and also urged the Home Office to do more to protect and promote the welfare of the police workforce.
The Police Federation of England and Wales has always made it obvious cuts have consequences.
Legal proceedings are now being started by the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) after the Government’s failure to accept the recommendations of the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB) for the second year running.
The Force’s announcement of a further roll-out of Taser has been welcomed by Leicestershire Police Federation secretary Matt Robinson.
Increases in some of the most serious crimes show that the Government’s cuts to policing are having a real impact on communities, says the secretary of Leicestershire Police Federation.
All members should take part in a national survey on the menopause, according to Leicestershire Police Federation’s equality lead Jon Carter-Lang.
Two Leicestershire detectives were among those honoured at this year’s Police Federation National Detectives’ Forum (PFNDF) awards ceremony.
Adam Commons has become the new vice-chair of Leicestershire Police Federation.
Research claiming to highlight racial disparities surrounding police use of stop and search is flawed and reveals a deep misunderstanding, according to the Police Federation of England and Wales.
The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has started proceedings with the Home Office that could lead to a Judicial Review of the Government’s decision not to implement in full the recommendations of the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB).
Dave Stokes has been named as the new chair of Leicestershire Police Federation.
Thousands of police officers who have died or been killed in the line of duty were honoured at the annual National Police Memorial Day service in Belfast yesterday.
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch has expressed her anger and dismay at the ‘lenient’ sentence given to a man who rode a motorcycle at a police officer and subsequently repeatedly kicked him in the face.
Leicestershire Police Federation secretary Matt Robinson will be in Belfast on Sunday for the annual National Police Memorial Day service.
The Federation has shown true grit and resolve to overcome its critics and reform, Andy Fittes has said in his final blog as national general secretary.
Alex Duncan has been selected as the national secretary of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW).
The assaults bill which sends a clear signal that attacks on police and other emergency service workers will not be tolerated was granted Royal Assent yesterday – the final stage before it becomes law.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has said the Government’s decision to give police officers a two per cent pay rise was ‘a punch in the nose’ given that the pay review body had recommended a three per cent increase.
Members are being encouraged to make sure they claim over-time pay and their other entitlements.
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch has been elected as a member of the new Police Federation National Board.
Members are being urged to take part in the Police Federation’s national survey on officer welfare, demand and capacity.
The Federation’s national pursuits lead has welcomed a statement from the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) in support of better legal protection for police response drivers.
Leicestershire Police Federation secretary Matt Robinson has been interviewed on BBC Radio Leicester in the wake of the findings of the latest national pay and morale survey.
Leicestershire officers responding to an annual national survey on pay and morale have painted a worrying picture of their feelings, according to Federation branch secretary Matt Robinson.
The time has come for police officers to bite back after years of being kicked by a Government that has its head firmly buried in the sand when it comes to the impact of cuts, according to the new national chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales.
New legislation giving better protection from assaults to police and other emergency service workers has sailed through its third reading in the House of Lords.
Police officers will receive a two per cent pay rise in September, the Government announced today.
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch says more support and financial backing needs to be given to community policing in a newly-released vlog.
The Government must give the police service the extra funding it needs to restore officer numbers and tackle an alarming rise in crime, according to Leicestershire Police Federation’s chair.
The Government needs to listen to the public, the Police Federation and chief constables and re-invest in policing, Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch has told BBC Radio Leicester in a live interview this morning.
The Federation has successfully challenged pension regulations it felt could be discriminatory against fathers, same sex partners and adopting couples.
Officers are being encouraged to have their say on what could be improved in a review of front-line policing announced today.
A national newspaper survey shows that the public see the link between falling numbers of police officers and rising levels of crime, according to Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch.
Calum Macleod has been praised for taking the helm at the Police Federation of England and Wales following one of the most turbulent times in the organisation’s history.
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch has held discussions with a number of members of the House of Lords to seek support for the assaults bill currently making its way through Parliament.
Three out of every four members of Leicestershire Police Federation who responded to a nationwide survey on routine arming have indicated they would like to carry Tasers at all times while on duty.
The Force is investing in the East Midlands Operations (EMOPPS) puppy breeding programme with its first litter already in training.
A Leicestershire Police officer who risked his life to save a man from drowning has been nominated for a Police Bravery Award.
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch has presented a special recognition award to Special Sergeant Arvind Mistry at the Volunteers in Policing Awards Evening.
A new Home Office direct entry scheme allowing graduates to train to become detectives in just 12 weeks will create a two-tier system that will undervalue the important role detectives perform, according to Leicestershire Police Federation secretary Matt Robinson.
A team of officers and support staff from Leicestershire Police are preparing to cycle 180 miles to raise money for the families of officers who died in the line of duty.
The new edition of magazine Upbeat is out and focuses on reaction from the national Police Federation conference in Birmingham.
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch has welcomed the latest commitment by the Home Secretary to increase police resources.
A powerful and emotive video commissioned for the national Police Federation's Annual Conference to show the reality of policing has reached an audience of over a million people.
The new Home Secretary Sajid Javid promoted a positive new dawn for relations between the Government and the Police Federation in his keynote speech on Day 2 of the annual conference at Birmingham's ICC.
Leicestershire Police Federation representatives attending this year’s national Federation conference in Birmingham have given their views on the debates in a series of videos posted on social media.
Policing minister Nick Hurd will be among the guest panellists at the Police Federation’s annual national conference which is being held at Birminghams’s ICC today and tomorrow (22 and 23 May).
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch says she is delighted to be in post for a further three years.
The Force has improved the way in which it protects children, according to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS).
Many detectives have secured their dream job only to find it turns into a nightmare, according to the national Federation’s detectives’ lead, Karen Stephens.
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch has welcomed the progress with the assaults bill which has now passed through its third reading in the House of Commons with cross-party support.
The general secretary of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has addressed the first Branch Council meeting for newly elected Leicestershire Police Federation workplace representatives.
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch hopes this year’s annual national Police Federation conference will further highlight the need for action on some serious issues in policing.
The Prime Minister has appointed Sajid Javid as the new Home Secretary following Amber Rudd’s retirement late on Sunday evening.
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch has welcomed the release of two powerful new videos which highlight the Protect the Protectors campaign.
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch has welcomed the fact that a man charged with assaulting a police officer appeared in court for that offence despite facing a number of other charges.
The chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has claimed policing is ‘on the brink of disaster’ after information emerged showing officers nationwide are owed almost a quarter of a million rest days.
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch has written to the county’s MPs to urge them to support the third reading of a Parliamentary bill aimed at giving greater protection to police officers.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has been criticised for failing to acknowledge that massive cuts to officer numbers have had a detrimental effect on the police service’s ability to tackle violent crime.
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch has described an 11th-hour delay to a new bill which would offer better protection to police response drivers as ‘extremely disappointing’.
Spit guards are now being issued to all front-line officers after a survey conducted by Leicestershire Police Federation revealed members wanted the extra protective equipment.
Matt Robinson, secretary of Leicestershire Police Federation, has spoken live on BBC Radio Leicester this morning about the crisis facing detectives nationally.
A minute’s silence was held at today’s meeting of the Police Federation’s National Council in memory of PC Keith Palmer, the Metropolitan Police officer killed in the terrorist attack near Westminster one year ago.
The Force’s ‘good’ rating from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) is a testimony to the dedication and commitment of all its officers and staff, according to Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch.
A new counter-terrorism campaign launched nationwide yesterday shows the importance of members of the public reporting any activity they consider suspicious, according to Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch.
Former Derbyshire Chief Constable and long-serving Leicestershire officer Mick Creedon has spoken out in support of a new Police Federation campaign on detective policing.
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch took time on a day’s leave to deliver a bouquet of flowers to the widow of a Leicestershire Police officer who was celebrating her 100th birthday.
Leicestershire officers are being urged to contact their MPs ahead of Friday’s scheduled second reading of a bill aiming to give police response drivers better protection in law.
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch has reacted angrily to a series of attacks on officers in the last few days, joining the Chief Constable in condemning the assaults.
Officers can now plan better for retirement thanks to the Home Office issuing a pension calculator for members of the police pension schemes.
The son of a former police officer is running 500 miles to support two causes close to his heart.
The Force’s new spit guards – the design of which Leicestershire Police Federation was heavily involved in – are due to be delivered to the Force this month and will then be issued to officers.
The bill seeking to give police officers and other emergency personnel better protection from assaults has taken a further step forward with the Welsh Assembly backing the proposed new law.
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch is urging the county’s MPs to support a bill which could lead to better legal protection for police response drivers.
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch has expressed her sympathies to the families of the people who died in the Sunday evening explosion in the Hinckley Road area of the city.
The judgements in appeals launched over changes to firefighters’ and judges’ pensions do not warrant the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) taking further legal advice on the police Career-Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) pension introduced in 2015, according to PFEW general secretary Andy Fittes.
Officer welfare was under discussion at a workshop for senior officers and police leaders being hosted at Police Federation headquarters in Leatherhead.
Federation members wanting to stand for election as a workplace representative need to submit their nomination forms as soon as possible.
Two Leicestershire Police Federation representatives attended last week’s two-day national roads policing conference in Hinckley which grabbed press headlines after West Mercia’s Chief Constable Anthony Bangham called for zero tolerance on speeding drivers.
Two local MPs have agreed that more needs to be done to provide better mental welfare support to officers in need.
Rank and file police officers should be given a 3.4 per cent pay rise in September this year, according to the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW).
Approval of a budget aimed at enabling the Force to strengthen neighbourhood policing has been welcomed by the chair of Leicestershire Police Federation.
Sentencing guidelines for cases involving assaults on police officers are in need of urgent reform, says the chair of Leicestershire Police Federation.
Rulings on two Employment Appeals Tribunals concerning appeals on judges’ and firefighters’ pension schemes were published yesterday.
Two Leicestershire Police Federation representatives will be attending a two-day national conference on roads policing which is being held in the county from today.
The latest crime figures are a further sign of the impact of Government cuts on the police service, according to Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch.
Officers with queries about the 2015 CARE Police Pension Scheme can find out more in an FAQ document published by the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW).
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch has welcomed the Chief Constable’s decision to submit a personal impact statement to the courts in relevant cases when someone is prosecuted for attacking the Force’s police officers or staff.
A teenager has been jailed after pleading guilty to assaulting a Leicestershire Police officer.
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch has welcomed efforts to ensure more is done to support officers’ mental health.
More officers are struggling to cope with the demands placed on them during the course of their duties.
Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is asking council tax payers if they would be willing to pay an extra £1 a month on their bills to help pay for policing.
The new national chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales has pledged to address the issues affecting police officers on a day to day basis at the front-line of policing.
A senior backbench MP has called for a change in the law to prevent police and other blue light workers from being prosecuted for responding to emergencies.
Constables, sergeants, inspectors and chief inspectors are being encouraged to put themselves forward for the chance to represent their colleagues on key issues. Nominees are being sought at upcoming elections for positions within Leicestershire Police Federation.
The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) is undergoing a series of legal changes to modernise the way it works.
Leicestershire Police Federation chairman Tiff Lynch says there is unease over the latest moves towards the annual review of police officer pay.
The Force has been graded as "good" in a PEEL review by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS).
The West Midlands Black and Asian Police Association (BAPA) is asking for three minutes of your time - to potentially help save the life of someone with leukaemia.
Leicestershire Police Federation chairman Tiff Lynch is urging local MPs to back a new bill which seeks a change in the law for police response drivers.
Almost three quarters of the Force's detectives believe their workload was either too high or much too high.
"There are just not enough of us to go around” says Fed chairman
Calum Macleod has been elected as the national chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales.
Leicestershire has been found to require improvement in all three areas of an efficiency inspection by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS).
Extra funding is needed if the additional training needs identified in a review of death in custody are to be addressed, according to the Federation's national custody lead.
A former chief constable has been appointed as the new chief executive of the College of Policing.
New guidance on misconduct hearings published by the College of Policing is too loaded towards the dismissal of officers, according to the Federation's national conduct lead.
Officers in Post Incident Procedure (PIP) situations are often being required to give their account of what happened "too soon" without allowing the brain sufficient time and rest to process, according to a neuropsychology expert.
MPs have supported a new bill that will bring better protection for police officers and emergency service workers.
The Government must re-invest in policing to halt an increase in crime, according to the chairman of Leicestershire Police Federation.
The second reading of the private members’ bill that will introduce tougher sentences for those who assault the police and other emergency service workers will go ahead on Friday.
Police leaders and the Government must do more to tackle a seemingly unstoppable crisis in detective policing as morale hits rock bottom.
A national template for a new nine-point stress plan which aims to help forces better prioritise officer wellbeing has been launched by the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW)
Leicestershire's Austin Jackson was among the officers honoured at this year's National Police Memorial Day service held at St David's Hall in Cardiff yesterday.
The Prime Minister has been urged to tell the public the truth about crime figures, police numbers, the "extra officers" she is pledging, the "extra money" the Government has agreed to pay police officers and where that money will really come from.
Two thirds of officers don't want to be routinely armed, according to the results of the latest Police Federation of England and Wales survey on the issue.
Leicestershire Police Federation is urging people to sign an online petition calling for improved protection for police officers and other emergency service workers.
Police officers are to get a two per cent pay rise, after the Government eased its one per cent cap on public sector pay rises.
A stalemate between the Home Office and forces means officers in the Police Pension Scheme 1987 will lose out financially if they retire when they have between 25 and 30 years' service.
Two thirds (66.4 per cent) of Leicestershire officers who took part in a national Police Federation survey on pay and morale reported that their workload was too high, meaning the Force ranks ninth out of 43 forces for this indicator.