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.