Leicestershire  Police Federation

Neighbourhood policing: Meeting the needs of our communities

11 January 2018

Welcome to our new-look website. We will be further developing the site over the coming months so please let us know your thoughts so that we can ensure it meets your needs.

As you would expect at the start of a new year, I have set myself a number of priorities for the next 12 months. Of course, I want to build on our achievements during 2017, notably our work with the Force to improve the way in which officers – and staff – assaulted on duty are supported; our efforts to promote mental wellbeing and our joint initiative with PSD to ensure we have training and learning at the heart of our approach to conduct proceedings.

These three issues will remain in focus throughout 2018 – and beyond.

But I also want to bring the great work of our neighbourhood policing teams to the fore too. The cuts to police funding have put the Force under pressure and we are acutely aware of the way in which our policing service has suffered. However, despite this, and thanks to the dedication and commitment of police officers and staff, we are still seeing examples of some great community policing.

We will be promoting examples of this work and hope that members will let us know about initiatives in which they are involved or examples of where they feel colleagues have gone the extra mile.

The Federation has always been committed to representing all its members, negotiating on their behalf and seeking to influence decision-makers. Our police service is facing extreme challenges so never has it been more important for the Federation to support officers. It is your Federation, so let us know about the issues that concern you and check this website regularly so we can keep you fully informed about the matters affecting you in your working life and beyond.

Tiff Lynch
Leicestershire Police Federation Chair