Associations join forces to challenge government’s unlawful consultation process
We wish colleagues a safe and very happy Christmas
We are very proud to be supporting the Daily Express and Mind’s Christmas mental health campaign, ‘By Your Side.’
Detective Constable Steven Bailey of City of London Police has been announced as the winner of the Inspiration in Policing award at the National Police Bravery awards.
National Police Bravery Awards 2021 overview
Government desperately needs to address issue of morale in policing
Commitment signed by NPCC stating mental health is a strategic priority a promising sign to make a real difference to officers
Mandatory life sentences will be handed down to anyone convicted of killing an emergency worker
The Federation believes policing body wants to influence dismissals and hamstring independent panels
PFEW National Chair John Apter has responded to the latest Transport Committee report on smart motorways.
2021 Pay and Morale survey launched in bid to gain crucial views on police pay
In a Sunday Times op-ed, the National Chair highlights the service must go further to tackle gender inequality and misogyny
Chancellor announces end of unfair pay freeze for public sector workers
Women’s Network Seminar hears powerful first-hand testimony
Increase in Reps from minority backgrounds, but Vice Chair tells NBPA Conference there is much more to do
As part of October’s Black History Month, we share the story of Britain’s first black police officer, John Kent
National Chair John Apter has announced that he will not be standing for re-election in the upcoming National Chair elections.
Forces reminded of legal duty on World Menopause Day.
Dedicated officer continues to make a positive change for the benefit of policing
BackCare Awareness Week 2021 is the perfect opportunity to tackle pain issues and make small adjustments at home and at the workplace
PFEW calls for urgent action to address major flaws in training system amid uplift programme
To mark the start of Black History Month, PC Richard Gayle has shared his personal story of being a young, Black police officer in the UK’s busiest police service, and his hopes to encourage more Black people to join the police.
As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, two formidable police officers are sharing their breast cancer journeys and why it is so important to be checking your bodies for signs and symptoms.
Our thoughts remain entirely with Sarah’s family and friends, today and always.
PFEW Roads Policing Lead Gemma Fox says there is more to a career in roads policing than meets the eye
Forensic toxicology requests in relation to roads policing essentially deals with just two drugs and the majority involves cocaine and cannabis.
NPCC lead gives update on how PFEW member’s views will be used in roads policing review response
NPCC Roads Policing Lead Jo Shiner shares how a personal tragedy inspired her to help colleagues and improve road safety
National Police Wellbeing Service pushes for higher standards of care across forces
PFEW hosts session discussing compliance and legal duties under Health and Safety legislation
North Wales Fatal Enquiry Officer and Sussex PC honoured at virtual conference
Police watchdog and legal experts agree bill in current form could restrict officers’ ability to keep the public safe
College of Policing Roads Policing Advisor Michael Collins says greater consistency of learning standards should be the aim for future generations
Crime and Policing Minister Kit Malthouse and Shadow MP Sarah Jones praise the work of police drivers at Virtual Roads Policing Conference
Motorways are dangerous and unforgiving places at the best of times. Anyone who has been forced to retreat on to the hard shoulder knows that reality.
One of the most poignant occasions in the UK policing calendar took place today, Sunday 26 September at Lincoln Cathedral.
Officers yet again face trial by media
As more Chiefs and PCCs back PFEW campaign, Chair describes silence from government as ‘disrespectful and at worst contemptible’
Federation reps successfully lobby Lords on vital law amendments for next bill reading
Minister of State Nadine Dorries personally suffered the loss of a close relative through suicide.
Bill amendment which would give legally qualified persons power to impose deadlines has already gained cross-party support.
National Chair responds to Government decision to raise National Insurance by 1.5%
Federation drives conversation on forces taking action before a crisis, to prevent officers reaching breaking point.
National Chair reacts to potential Home Office plans to set up reservist police force
PFEW disappointed 130,000 members were not consulted during report into 101 investigations out of almost 100,000 incidents
National Chair calls for action as figures reveal thousands of people in mental health crisis held in custody
Viscount Simon supported Parliamentary changes to legislation by speaking up for members in the House of Lords
'Colleagues will be dismayed by the news that some sectors are clearly receiving sky high wage rises'
National Chair John Apter reflects on policing under the pressure of current events.
National Board member Steve Hartshorn says new stats paint mixed picture and calls for further analysis after second successive reduction
PFEW have received no response to the letter that National Chair John Apter delivered to Downing Street over two weeks ago.
The Police Federation of England and Wales have informed Government that they will not attend future Scheme Advisory Board meetings.
New figures demonstrate level of violence directed towards police during Covid crisis.
National Chair lays wreath on behalf of PFEW members and pays tribute to colleagues who made the ultimate sacrifice
Representatives from our branches, join National Chair to deliver letter to No.10
Police Federation survey reveals more than three in four police officers admit to suffering difficulties in last year
PFEW withdraws support and engagement from the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB)
The current pay system for policing is not fit for purpose.
Long-running PFEW campaign to support the entire police family finally moves a step nearer to becoming reality
Guidance to all forces updated last year but not enough is being done
Federation Chair responds to findings of interim report on violence against women and girls
Better data needed to tackle issue of ethnic disproportionality during investigations
Demand, Capacity and Welfare findings highlight the trauma of COVID-19
Triennial elections kick off with nominations for workplace representatives
Members ‘owed an apology’ with Fed set to report College to Charity Commission after highly damaging article published
National Chair joins Minister for Crime and Policing to launch innovative Defence Medical Welfare Service partnership
‘Fantastic’ members praised by Chair for selfless activities in addition to duties
Honours list recognises contributions of heroes during pandemic year including 18 new QPMs
National Conference roundtable discussed the appalling levels of assaults on officers and the importance of reporting these
Roundtable session heard a wide range of views and looked at progress of Pension Remedy
Lord Nick Herbert hosted a lively Q&A with Federation reps and members at our Conference today
An Axon representative joined PFEW’s John Apter to discuss how technology can make officers safer
Mutual Aid roundtable agrees that past lessons will benefit members for many years to come
Time limits on how long complaints against a police officer can be investigated has been robustly debated at the Police Federation’s annual conference
Frontline officers spoke about the pressures of their role as part of our wellbeing discussions at conference
Distinguished documentary maker says challenging ‘norm’ within policing is key to improving equality
Avon and Somerset’s chief constable recalled the toppling of the Edward Colston statue in a discussion about policing protests
“Ultilise the Roads Policing Forum and your reps as we have the ability to take your concerns directly to chiefs.”
Federation urges Home Office to consider bill amendment
Challenge of training in the pandemic is recognised but new recruits are ready to step up to the mark
BAFTA Award-winning broadcaster and professor explains how the police service can tackle inequality
Conference heard how high workloads, stress and lost pay had contributed to a crisis in Detective numbers
Robert Rinder calls for fresh approach as former BBC journalist says: ‘I honestly don’t think people are looking at anti-police stories’
Conference session highlights the work that still needs to be done for equality
Lead lawyer on Criminal Police Misconduct and PFEW Lead for PIP discuss a recent use of force ruling
“We have to realise how powerful we can be when we come together with a united front”
“The pressure of being under investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) for a protracted period is immeasurable.”
Daring feats of heroism were proudly showcased at the Police Federation of England and Wales’s (PFEW’s) virtual annual conference.
CI Sharon Baker from Avon & Somerset Police recognised for sharing her own experience of domestic abuse to help others
Priti Patel heaped praise on police officers while stressing the Government is backing men and women in uniform
Influential panel members clash at PFEW Conference over Government response to Covid pandemic and frequent changes to Covid regulations
Assaults on officers and access to vaccine at the centre of National Chair John Apter’s keynote Conference speech
Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives keynote speech at Annual Conference
PFEW's Vice-Chair spoke to Policing Insight on the impact of COVID-19
John Apter responds to crime figures which show a 26 per cent rise in assaults against emergency workers
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Judges and magistrates will have specific guidance for sentencing offences of assault on emergency workers, thanks to Federation lobbying
PFEW and IOPC hope the initiative will break down barriers and result in fairer investigations into alleged misconduct
National Chair John Apter has written an emotional open letter to police colleagues and members of the public, reflecting on a challenging year of policing during a pandemic.
Oscar Kilo Lead and former Chief Constable Andy Rhodes speaks out about his own challenges and reassures officers ‘it’s ok not to be ok’.
It is vital officers with long Covid are supported mentally as new research reveals brain disorders impact on 1 in 3 Covid survivors.
With more members rightly seeking the help they need, force support services either need additional funding or restructuring.
PFEW Wellbeing Chair Hayley Aley asks former chief and National Police Wellbeing Service Lead Andy Rhodes about what more needs to be done.
This year sees the return of our Annual Conference over a two day virtual event
John Apter calls on football pundits, clubs and players who are supporting Manchester protests to condemn the violence
Police uplift figures show forces are more diverse than ever - but more still needs to be done to counter austerity cuts
PFEW urges employers to take full advantage of National Insurance exemption rules to bring more life experience into policing
Government urged to present evidence that Remedy will not cause further discrimination
Shocking scenes show officers bleeding as crowds hurl missiles at them
Officers “rose to the challenge with dedication and commitment”
National Chair reacts to the death of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh
Read the latest policing news and inspirational stories directly from the frontline
In two compelling videos, we chat with colleagues about their personal experience of autism and coping strategies.
Findings reflect effectiveness of capturing assault and hate crime evidence on camera
Wellbeing Lead introduces Stress Awareness Month to members in a short video message.
National Chair John Apter reacts to findings of review into policing of vigil for Sarah Everard
National Chair wants Government to issue clearer guidelines for police and avoid more lockdown frustration and confusion
PFEW Chair joins Home Secretary on flagship BBC programme & admits: ‘colleagues are feeling very vulnerable’
Chair backs College consultation process and will ensure members’ voices are heard
For the first time in over 200 years, Specials will be fully protected and supported by Fed
Home Affairs Select Committee evidence supports our campaign to ensure fairness for members
The Home Secretary has paid tribute to “constructive” relations with PFEW and our National Chair John Apter
Simon Kempton looks back at impact of Covid-19 and praises the fantastic work done by Reps and members
Clapham Common vigil for Sarah Everard highlights the challenges of policing during a pandemic.
National Chair John Apter reflects on an extraordinary achievement for the Federation
Bill establishes legally enshrined Police Covenant, safeguarding officers involved in driving incidents, and permits Specials to join Federation
PFEW Chair discusses how we tackle inequality with Fed reps while our Women’s group vice-chair focuses on the flexible working debate
Police Federation hits out after police officers refused priority access to vaccine by JCVI
Lockdown breaches are high risk to officers' health and show need for vaccine
Chair defends right to legally protest but wants clearer regulations to protect colleagues.
PFEW survey reveals only 1 in 10 rank and file police officers feel COVID-19 legislation clear
New Bill offers a chance to address a long-standing unfairness against police
John Apter made the case for police to receive the Covid vaccine in an LBC interview today
All 43 branches united in calling for urgent prioritisation of police officers
Statement regarding Government's response to pension consultation
Startling PFEW research has estimated the eyewatering costs
Fed survey reveals need for more time & resources so sergeants can effectively support recruits
PFEW submits annual pay recommendations to Police Remuneration Review Body
2023 uplift target will 'only gets us back to where we were a few years ago'
Survey reveals major health impact of policing the pandemic
PFEW Conduct and Performance Chair gives evidence to MPs as part of IOPC inquiry
'Those who commit these attacks must spend time in prison' - National Chair
PFEW takes ‘Time Limits’ campaign directly to MPs
Lord Herbert has been appointed Chair of the College of Policing Board
John Apter welcomes extension on 28-day time limit but says previous PFEW warnings were ignored
Rise in assaults on emergency workers is condemned by National Chair
National Chair tells Telegraph: ‘If Covid-19 continues to spread, we won't be able to police in the way we want to’
Those who criticise police officers must try to put themselves in their shoes, says National Chair