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Nottinghamshire Police Federation

Aims and objectives

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) is the staff association for police constables, sergeants and the inspecting ranks. It is one of the largest staff associations in the UK representing more than 119,000 officers and being governed by rules and regulations set by the Government.

Core purpose

The Federation’s core purpose was amended in May 2014 for the first time since the Federation was set up in 1919. This followed a recommendation in the Independent Review for it to reflect a commitment to act in the public interest, with public accountability, alongside being accountable to members.

The core purpose states that in fulfilling its statutory responsibilities for the welfare and efficiency of our members the Federation will, at all levels:

  • Ensure members are fully informed and that there is the highest degree of transparency in decision-making and the use of resources
  • Maintain exemplary standards of conduct, integrity and professionalism
  • Act in the interests of our members and the public, seeking to build public confidence in the police service and accepting public accountability for our use of public money.
  • Work together within the Federation and in partnership with others in the policing world to achieve our goals.  

Aims and objectives

The Police Federation of England and Wales has a statutory obligation to ensure that the views of its members are accurately relayed to the Government, opinion formers and key stakeholders. To ensure this, it measures the work it does and what it seeks to achieve against its organisational aims and objectives.

Represent and support

Aim: To represent and promote the interests and welfare of members, and to support colleagues to achieve the required professional standards.

It does this by:

  • Meeting its statutory responsibilities
  • Representing members’ interests in matters of discipline, diversity, health and safety, welfare, pensions, claims and member services and many other issues
  • Ensuring that representatives have the required skills and abilities to fulfil their role and meet their statutory responsibilities
  • Providing national and local representation to ensure that members receive appropriate training to deliver a professional police service.

Influence

Aim: To influence internal and external decision-makers at local and national levels on matters affecting its members and the police service.

It does this by:

  • Providing clear leadership locally and nationally on issues affecting the membership
  • Listening to and reflecting issues concerning members 
  • Maintaining an effective communications strategy
  • Engaging with all internal and external stakeholders and decision-makers
  • Putting evidence-based information in the hands of decision-makers.

Negotiation

Aim: To maintain and improve the conditions of service and pay of its members.

It does this by:

  • Actively participating in national, force and local negotiations
  • Negotiating collectively and on behalf of individual members 
  • Using evidence-based information in its business practices.