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March 2019 eZine out now!

15 March 2019

Our bi-monthly Federation newsletter eZine gets emailed to members. We'll also let you know when our magazine is published.

Here are the stories covered in our latest edition:

Home Office accused of lack of respect over pay award process
The late publication of the Home Office’s response to the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB) does nothing to instil confidence in Federation members, says West Midlands Police Federation chair Rich Cooke.

‘Learn from Force on knife crime’
Increased use of stop and search powers and more police officers would help tackle the knife crime epidemic, says West Midlands Police Federation chair Rich Cooke.

Fed chair repeats calls for more Taser
Established front-line police officers need to be trained in the use of Taser and issued with the devices before any roll-out to student officers.

PCC unveils plans for 200 extra officers
A further 200 West Midlands Police officers will be recruited over the next two years.

Student officers in line for bravery award
Two student officers who confronted a group of men armed with knives are West Midlands Police Federation’s nominees for this year’s national Police Bravery Award.

Plans underway for conference
Plans are now underway for this year’s Police Federation of England and Wales conference which is being held at Birmingham’s ICC in June.

Survey reveals officer stress
West Midlands Police Federation chair Rich Cooke says years of cuts and under-investment have left the Force ‘over-stretched and under-staffed’.

Could you represent your colleagues?
There are still a few days left for you to put yourself forward in the latest elections for West Midlands Police Federation workplace representatives.

Report outlines our work for members
Our annual public value report – Here For You – will be published soon.

Simple choice on spit guards
The Federation’s national chair has been praised for challenging the human rights organisation Liberty over ‘ill-informed’ comments about spit guards.

Perry Barr date for Federation roadshow
The successful West Midlands Police Federation roadshows continue in April with a date in Perry Barr.

Are you approaching retirement?
Spaces on the Federation’s popular retirement seminars are booking up fast – and if you want a place you are being urged to book quickly to avoid disappointment.

Finance theme for Did You Know?
The Federation’s Did You Know? campaign this month focuses on finance-related issues.

NARPO supports widows’ pension campaign
The National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO) has announced the date it will be lobbying Parliament in support of a widow of a West Midlands officer campaigning to get pensions for life for police widows.

On the run for charity
Wolverhampton based Sergeant Martin Danher is competing in the London Marathon in aid of CLIC Sargent, the children’s cancer charity.

Special Olympic challenge for former West Mids officer
Federation members are being encouraged to support the efforts of a former West Midlands Police officer helping raise money to help people with intellectual disabilities take part in the Special Olympics.

Albert Hall concert will help COPS
The British Police Symphony Orchestra (BPSO) is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a concert of popular classics at the Royal Albert Hall in May.

WMP Benevolent Fund
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GDPR and the potential impact on misconduct investigations
The implementation of the GDPR has resulted in strengthening of data protection legislation and the rights of individual in terms of how personal data is processed. (Slater + Gordon)