Police officers and civilians recognised in King's New Year Honours.
With six forces in special measures, a stark Channel 4 Dispatches episode reveals how the service is deteriorating and how officers are at breaking point.
PFEW win a landmark case for retired detective.
National Chair Steve Hartshorn responds to police funding settlement.
National Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales responds to yet another request for his members to cover workloads of others in the public sector as they strike.
Your bi-monthly magazine from the Police Federation of England and Wales.
PFEW campaign at parliamentary engagement event held at House of Commons.
Deputy National Chair Tiff Lynch speaks about the impact of the current cost of living crisis on our members and policing in general, as we enter a winter of discontent.
The Ministry of Justice and National Police Chief's Council have designated the use of 400 police cells to combat overcrowding in prisons.
By taking part in this survey, families of police officers, former police officers, and staff, have the chance to make their voices heard.
Police Federation and father of fallen PC continue to lobby Government to create award for emergency workers killed in the line of duty.
Following new regulations, effective from 30 November 2022, officers are being advised to drive police vehicles only if their training is 'in ticket'.
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's 17 November 2022 Autum Statement does little for policing and police officers in England and Wales.
The officers, who were assaulted whilst on duty, had their case thrown out of court due to a shortage of available barristers.
Leadership appeals MPs to support the Early Day Motion tabled by Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck, MP for South Shields, calling the Government to address police pay cuts.
National Chair Steve Hartshorn condemns 6 November 2022 attacks on police officers in different parts of the UK and appeals the Government to take stringent action.
Flint House's mental health team share some advice for International Stress Awareness Week.
Lack of time to stay on top of workloads and peer-to-peer support contributing factors of PTSD.
National Chair Steve Hartshorn reacts to damning HMICFRS report which states “too many warnings have been ignored”.
As we approach Halloween and Bonfire Night, National Chair Steve Hartshorn pays thanks to our members who are working tirelessly 24/7 across England and Wales to keep the public safe.
PFEW National Chair Steve Hartshorn responds to latest crime figures which reveal violent crime has peaked.
PFEW advocates for the use of LQCs and independent panels and warns about negative impact of reintroducing the old system presided over by chief constables.
Following #SimplifyDG6 campaign NPCC and CPS come out with revised Joint Principles for Redaction.
National Chair Steve Hartshorn and National Secretary Calum Macleod make clear to Rt. Hon. Grant Shapps MP the very real financial and work pressures on 139,000 members across England and Wales.
‘Officers should not be expected to complete assessments in their personal time or on rest days off’.
Hundreds of members have been provided with lifechanging mental health support from specialists funded by the Police Federation.
Today on World Menopause Day, a response sergeant, who has been in the job for 20 + years, married to a detective of 18 years, feels strongly on this topic and has shared his thoughts on the impact of menopause.
Pay and Morale Survey closes on Monday 17 October. Your opinion matters.
Growing demand on already burnt-out officers partly to blame for stark findings.
National Chair Steve Hartshorn reacts to NPCC's announcement that police will attend all burglaries in England and Wales.
National Chair Steve Hartshorn offers compelling reasons in The Independent to country's top lawmakers against the Government's plan to introduce league tables for police forces to cut crime by 20%.
Federation wellbeing leads stress the importance of forces monitoring the number of traumatic incidents individual officers attend.
Medals for Heroes campaign goes from strength to strength.
National Chair Steve Hartshorn responds to the Chancellor's fiscal statement to address rising cost of living.
The Federation is asking forces to do more to prepare for future 40-degree summers.
The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has written to the new Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt. Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng MP.
‘Thank you for you due diligence and professionalism, you did Her Majesty proud’.
Today, the nation and our members across England and Wales say a final goodbye to Her Majesty The Queen, as she is laid to rest.
Rt. Hon. Suella Braverman QC MP told to address financial and work pressures of 139,000 members across England and Wales.
Today we launched our 2022 Pay and Morale Survey, aimed at gathering crucial evidence to support our ongoing efforts to fight for fair pay and conditions for our members.
PFEW raises concerns of pay and working conditions with the new Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Liz Truss MP
Targeted campaign launched to address overburdening of case workloads
Sue Honeywill speaks out about violence against women and girls
1TeamActive, an initiative from Team Police, is designed to support the physical and mental wellbeing of the Police Family
New combined 2022 Pay and Morale Survey launched in bid to gain crucial views on police pay, demand and wellbeing.
Energy price cap to raise by 80%
National Chair Steve Hartshorn reflects on the odds police officers of England and Wales are facing in the current policing crisis
Federation supports message of tackling violence and instilling public confidence but concerned fair processes already in place could be hindered.
National Chair Steve Hartshorn responds to HMICFRS report on burglary, robbery and theft investigation failings.
National Chair Steve Hartshorn presents solid data to counter the Government's claim of this year's pay award being a "wider support for the cost of living".
Police Federation and families of fallen officers continue to lobby Home Office for post-humous medal.
West Midlands Police are currently undertaking the biggest operation in the history of the force, as the Commonwealth Games gets underway.
A week on from the Government pay award announcement, National Chair Steve Hartshorn speaks on the anger and frustration of those officers who feel undervalued, disheartened and let down.
“As the undisputed voice of policing we believe everyone should be represented fairly in all that they do for policing, it is an incredibly positive step forward that special constables now have the option to receive the same protection, support, and representation as their full-time colleagues."
Concerns raised over the support provided by some of the forces to special constables in becoming Federation members.
Pay campaign sees results but ultimately the real-terms pay cut remains and we will work to seek a fair rise for all members.
Presently policing is in crisis in our country and the Government must step up.
Forces have a duty of care, and a legal obligation to protect their employees’ health.
Off duty Police Constable Steven Denniss has won the prestigious overall national award at the Police Bravery Awards 2022.
PC Sean Burridge was presented with the accolade by National Chair Steve Hartshorn at the National Police Bravery Awards ceremony.
National Chair Steve Hartshorn reminds the Government of its promises and police sacrifices.
National Chair Steve Hartshorn acknowledges the recent surge in Covid-19 infections and terms the present period as the 'summer of discontent' for police officers.
The Jermaine Baker Public Inquiry Report has concluded that Mr Baker was lawfully killed.
Staffordshire Police Fed Rep and Treasurer Claire Bond reflects on this year's Light the Lakes trek over the Wainwright Falls.
National Chair Steve Hartshorn speaks out after three more forces are put under special measures.
PFEW set to welcome special constables to its 139,000-strong membership from 1 July as the new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 comes into force.
Tiff Lynch, Deputy National Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, considers the current crisis in policing.
Police Federation of England and Wales National Chair Steve Hartshorn was invited to take part in a panel discussion which asked the question: ‘Will harsher sanctions reduce assaults on police and NHS workers?
Stark findings show force policies wrongly removing pay, limiting number of days and downplaying when it can be used.
PFEW Wellbeing Lead Belinda Goodwin reflects on the Grenfell Tower fire, five years on from the tragedy.
PFEW welcomes new National Board members and pays homage to outgoing representatives.
The Police Federation of England and Wales notes the recent exoneration of two GMP officers.
Positions allocated following selection and election process conducted at PFEW’s Leatherhead headquarters.
Conduct and performance lead says small minority should not taint reputation of police service.
A group of distinguished rank and file officers have been recognised in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for their outstanding contribution to policing.
‘In the past we have seen cases where only selective evidence has been presented – we are putting an end to that’.
DISCLAIMER: This article references suicide and suicidal thoughts. An expose of the effects of trauma and mental health on police officers.
Many disabled police officers face barriers when trying to return to work.
‘Is a full case file really required for the CPS to decide whether to charge a suspect?’
'We have to make sure the spotlight is on the time taken in end-to-end procedures and not just investigations.'
PFEW took the view delegates should be given the opportunity to hear the rationale for any proposed future increase in subscriptions.
What more needs to be done to promote an environment where officers feel empowered to report inappropriate remarks?
This year’s Outstanding Contribution to Women in Policing Award has been presented to a pioneer for Perinatal Mental Health, Sergeant Jennifer Sharpling of the Metropolitan Police Service.
A recent survey of 60,000 police officers revealed that seven out of ten police officers were considering leaving the force because of unfair pay and conditions.
Home Secretary Priti Patel says she hears PFEW’s National Chair Steve Hartshorn’s vehement appeal for fair pay and conditions for all police officers and impressed that it was imperative they both work together.
‘Forces need to step back and look at their own processes and ask themselves, if they were going through that process, how would that make them feel?’
National Chair Steve Hartshorn has called on the Government to stop neglecting police officers.
Experts share same view that more needs to be done to support line mangers as uplift programme continues, raising concerns over attrition rates.
The welfare of officers should be at the forefront of mutual aid operations from the start.
Examples of discrimination are unfair but not necessarily unlawful. We are in this situation because the Government’s response has been unsatisfactory and unlawful.
Does a lack of cultural awareness play a part in the discipline system and affect disproportionality?
Policing is the glue that holds communities together and, much like in sport, it is teamwork that will allow police to continue to go from strength to strength.
PFEW believes new system would negate need for licence to practise
PFEW welcomes many of the recommendations set out in the latest report on police conduct and complaints
National Board member Steve Hartshorn was elected by members and took up the post on 1 April
Police staff associations have joined forces with prison officers calling for creation of new award to recognise fallen emergency workers.
The new National Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales has been announced today.
All at the Police Federation of England & Wales are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Chief Constable Simon Cole QPM.
Answers available about Government’s intended remedy to unlawful discrimination caused by transitional protections under Police Pension Scheme 2015
Survey reveals changes have had impact on morale and workload of detectives and decreased efficiency of criminal justice system
Letter delivered to Chancellor of the Exchequer calls on Government to prove it “actually does respect police officers”
Settlements on behalf of six members show there is now a clear price to be paid for the impact of unfair and lengthy misconduct investigations
Official figures from police chiefs reveals number of officers leaving before completing probation
Sir Tom Winsor's review into the State of Policing has been published, with many findings echoing outcomes of PFEW research
Federation policy calls for better accommodation standards and fairer payments
Wellbeing lead says service needs to focus on prevention and address issues before officers reach tipping point
The Police Federation of England & Wales has filed an application for Judicial Review alongside Chief Police Officers’ Staff Association (CPSOA) and the Police Superintendents’ Association (PSA) calling for a truly independent pay mechanism for police officer pay.
However, claim ‘officers treat complaints against them as challenges to their authority or matters to be sidestepped’ simply does not ring true
Scrutiny head and barrister Abimbola Johnson says organisations must better equip individual officers to tackle colour, culture or ethnic origin problems
Delegates told poor behaviour of officers confirms the worst fears of those communities and groups which are the most distanced from policing
PFEW responds to Home Office’s recommendation on minimum amount police officers could receive in this year's pay rise
PFEW joins other service-related organisations in backing initiative and commits to help develop a new approach to assist prevention
In an op ed for the Times, the National Vice Chair speaks out on plummeting police morale
PFEW Pay and Morale Survey highlights plummeting morale within service with twice as many struggling to cover monthly essentials compared to two years ago
In an exclusive article for the Sunday Telegraph, National Vice-Chair Ché Donald reacted to the most recent crime stats.
PFEW have been granted leave to appeal to the Supreme Court, following a ruling which puts officers at risk of gross misconduct hearings in cases involving use of force.
As the Government announce the 2022/23 funding settlement for policing, the Police Federation of England and Wales continues to call for a more sustainable multi-year settlement, rather than year upon year funding.
The fundamental review into the College of Policing aims to set out a new vision to improve leadership, standards and professionalism in the service to help cut crime, boost confidence and keep the public safe.
All officers should be checking their “bumps’ for “lumps” this World Cancer Day, according to Suffolk Police Federation equality lead Emma Arthurs-Newman
Government’s Police Uplift Programme does not go far enough to help police officers protect the communities they serve
Roads Policing Lead and National Board member Gemma Fox has responded to a BBC Panorama programme which looked at whether ‘weaker policing could be to blame’ for increased risk on the roads.
The current absence rate for police offices and staff nationally stands at 9.4 per cent, according to new data released by the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC).