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.
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.
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