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Welcome to the Police Federation National Detectives' Forum web page.

The Police Federation National Detectives’ Forum (PFNDF) aims to support and progress the work of detective officers throughout England and Wales.

The Forum consists of an executive body with Chair, Glyn Pattinson, Staffordshire - Vice Chair, Jed Sudworth, Greater Manchester – Secretary, Karen Stephens (NB), Hertfordshire - Deputy Secretary - Jon Nott, West Midlands

The incredible work of detectives and major investigations is showcased at our annual seminar and awards, now in its 12th year.  More information about PFNDF Awards can be found on the events page.  Read about this year’s seminar and award winners in our latest newsletter.

The latest results of our national detectives’ survey show a service in crisis, with 73% of officers saying that they were not able to provide the service victims needed most or all of the time.

Read our national survey headline findings. Force level reports can be found in our survey hub.

Detectives in Crisis campaign

Morale is at rock bottom and resilience in this critical role in policing is a real issue.  The workloads and types of cases detective officers get involved in are harrowing to say the least, all too often having a detrimental effect on their health, wellbeing and family life.

‘Detectives in Crisis’ aims to raise awareness of the current state of detective policing in England and Wales - we are asking senior officers and PCCs to look at this role within their force area to better support officers and to try to redress the balance.

Find out more about the Detectives in Crisis campaign.

Newsletters and Announcements

July 2018 newsletter

November 2017 newsletter

May 2017 newsletter


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