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.
The new winter edition of Leicestershire Police Federation's magazine - Upbeat - is out now and reflects on an extraordinary 12 months in policing.
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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.
Leicestershire Police Federation secretary Matt Robinson reports from the Police Federation National Detectives' Forum seminar and awards in Manchester, 11 and 12 October 2018.
Leicestershire Police Federation were made aware of in the early hours of this morning of an incident during which an officer was injured.
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.
The decision by the Scottish Police Authority to give police officers in Scotland a 6.5 per cent pay rise shows that money can be found despite tight budgets, according to Tiff Lynch, outgoing chair of Leicestershire Police Federation.
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.
Outgoing Leicestershire chair Tiff Lynch is attending the autumn political party conferences as part of her role on the Police Federation of England and Wales’ Parliamentary Working Group (PWG).
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).
Leicestershire Police Federation chair Tiff Lynch, who is joining the Federation’s National Board, met with members of the House of Lords while in Parliament to see the assaults bill receive Royal Assent.
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.
The Chief Constable is hoping that some Leicestershire officers will sign up to take part in the Light the Lakes event next year in support of the Care of Police Survivors (COPS) charity.
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.
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Matt Robinson outlines concerns
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.
Excellent team spirit and a focus on honouring fallen officers meant the Force’s Police Unity Tour (PUT) cyclists completed their 160-mile sponsored ride to the National Memorial Arboretum yesterday.
The families of Leicestershire’s fallen officers were among those gathered at Force Headquarters this morning to see off this year’s Police Unity Tour cyclists as they embarked on a 160-mile journey in aid of Care of Police Survivors ending at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire on Sunday.
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.
As if tackling a bike ride of more than 160 miles in two days was not enough, a team of Force cyclists will also be battling the heat when they embark on this year’s Police Unity Tour (PUT) this weekend.
All members should now have received an email giving details of how to vote in the election for a new national Police Federation chair.
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.
For the first time in the history of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW), members nationwide will be asked to vote for who they want to lead the organisation.
Leicestershire Police Federation secretary Matt Robinson has welcomed the decision to pay overnight allowance to officers who are being deployed to the mutual aid operation for this week’s visit to the UK by American President Donald Trump.
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.
Members are being encouraged to take part in a Home Office consultation on proposed changes to legislation on police pursuits and response driving.
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 holding a membership amnesty that gives non-members the chance to join up for the benefits of the schemes
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.
Care of Police Survivors (COPS) has launched a survey to find out which magazines, websites and social media accounts police officers and staff read regularly so it can make sure they are aware of the charity and have an understanding of its work.
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).
A coach is being put on to take Leicestershire officers and their families to a memorial service for officers who have died in the line of duty
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).
Time is running out for members to have their say in this year’s Police Federation national pay and morale survey.
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.
Everards will be putting 'Tubby', their beer named after PC 83 'Tubby ' Stephens, back onto the pumps for the next six weeks. Again they will be donating 5p a pint to Care Of Police Survivors. Over Christmas they sold out and donated £1,800 to COPS, a charity that we are all too familiar with.
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.
All members are being invited to take part in this year’s Police Federation pay and morale survey.
The launch of a new Communities First campaign is the highlight of the new edition of Leicestershire Police Federation’s Upbeat magazine.
The results of the latest Leicestershire Police Federation elections have been announced.
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.
There is just one week left for members to vote in the elections for Leicestershire Police Federation workplace representatives.
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.
All Federation members can now vote to choose who they want to be their workplace representatives.
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.
Nominations are now open for this year’s detectives’ awards. The awards are organised by the Police Federation National Detectives’ Forum (PFNDF) and recognise the outstanding efforts of detectives across England and Wales.
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).
Officers are being encouraged to take on a fascinating challenge that will test their physical and mental strength while raising money for the Care of Police Survivors (COPS) charity.
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.
The election process for Leicestershire Police Federation’s representatives starts next week (1 February).
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.
Police officers are being invited to take part in the marathon on 8 April and raise funds for the PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund.
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.