Police Federation

June POLICE magazine out now

17 June 2024


June’s edition of POLICE magazine opens with the positive news that the Home Office Policing Productivity Review supports our #SimplifyDG6 campaign. The Home Office funded Policing Productivity Review announced investment in technology to “enable police officers to spend less time in the office, and more in our communities”, but the government has disappointingly ignored key recommendations from the review to mitigate barriers to a more productive criminal justice system.

Mukund Krishna, PFEW CEO, updates on the valuable insights his travels to different forces across England and Wales he has gained as part of his continuing drive to be out, seen and accessible to our members across all Federation branches.

As part of efforts to raise Testicular Cancer awareness, the Men’s Health Webinar featured guest speakers including Policing’s Chief Medical Officer, John Harrison, and former footballer John Hartson who shared his cancer journey and the importance of regularly checking yourself.

#AskTwice campaign was launched as part of May’s Mental Health Awareness Week. The campaign aims to challenge negative attitudes within policing towards mental health, instead encouraging an open and supportive culture within policing. #AskTwice also gathers under one banner useful assets and sources of help for all areas of wellbeing for the first time in policing.

To celebrate Volunteer’s Week, PFEW National Treasurer and Special Constabulary lead, Simon Kempton, highlights the great work of specials and the need for all forces to better facilitate training across areas that specials find their roles expanding into.

In the build up to the national Police Bravery Awards 2024 on 11 July, all the nominees are introduced with a short summary of the incidents and their exceptional actions putting themselves in harm’s way, ultimately leading to their nomination.

John Partington, PFEW’s Medals for Heroes campaign lead, updates on what has happened since the announcement of the Elizabeth Emblem for those that lost their lives in the line of duty. John notes: “The application process is straightforward, but it does require some official documentation and supporting evidence to be supplied so I’ve been working with local branches and the respective forces to help make the process as simple as possible.”

POLICE spoke to PC Dharmesh Mistry of West Yorkshire Police as he announced his excellent initiative, Leeds Faith Trail, to help policing colleagues to understand the different faiths represented across their communities and help build stronger ties between these communities and policing. 

From the College of Policing comes a new e-learning product forming part of the Digital Intelligence and Investigation project to help assist policing challenge the threats and crimes posed by AI.

POLICE also reminds us all that on 24 July is Samaritans Awareness Day and their ‘Talk To Us’ campaign remains a beacon of hope that we can point ourselves or a colleague to should we feel that we are being overwhelmed at all.

POLICE also catches up with the England Police Rugby team to discover their plans for the future, and much more. 

We hope you enjoy this edition.  

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