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”
The Gurney Fund has shared its Spring newsletter!
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.
The Group Insurance Scheme now offers even more value to serving officers, Leicestershire Police Federation Chair Adam Commons has said, with extra benefits such as Home Emergency Cover – and the price is frozen at last year’s level.