90 days from today is Tue, 10 March 2020
Calls for a national review on the country’s ‘growing mental health crisis’ have been welcomed by West Midlands Police Federation.
The national Federation’s firearms and Taser lead, Steve Hartshorn, is pushing for a policy change.
Why this message - every year we get asked why do we circulate something like this, and every year one or more officers get arrested over the Xmas/New Year period.
Our Latest Federation magazine is now available.
The ever-popular West Midlands Police Federation diary is now winging its way across the Force.
The Home Secretary praised the ‘bravery, commitment and sacrifices’ of police officers at an event to celebrate 100 years of the Police Federation of England and Wales.
Federation members are being urged to complete a national survey on wellbeing and inclusion.
Almost half of the West Midlands Police Federation members who responded to a nationwide survey on pay and morale said they worried about the state of their finances either daily or almost every day.
Proposed legal changes over reading text while driving delayed by 12 months.
A Federation workplace representative with 12 years’ experience under his belt has been elected as the new chair of West Midlands Police Federation.
Police officers will continue to be exposed to horrific situations that could have an impact on their mental wellbeing but they need to look out for each other and not be afraid to speak up if they are struggling, says the national chair of the Police Federation.
The new conduct regulations due to come into effect in February next year.
A Police Federation campaign calling for statutory time limits on officer conduct investigations is being supported by the West Midlands branch.
The continuing issues around the length of time the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) takes to conclude conduct investigations is just one reason why a new inquiry into the police watchdog is necessary, according to West Midlands Police Federation.
Our Latest Federation magazine for October/November 2019 is now available.
Car thief Mubashar Hussain was yesterday jailed for 12 years for knocking down and running over West Midlands traffic cop Gaz Phillips, leaving him critically injured.
A bill that will ensure police drivers’ specialist training is recognised in law was one of 22 included in Monday’s Queen’s Speech.
The next West Midlands Police Federation Roadshow is aimed at officers based in Coventry. It is to be held in the at Coventry Police Station in the Gavin Carlton Room on Monday 9 December 2019 between 1000 and 1500.
A West Midlands DC who has transformed the way in which detectives are trained was presented with the Services to Detectives Award at the Police Federation National Detectives’ Forum (PFNDF) awards.
The Force has been allocated 366 of the first 6,000 new officers being taken on through the Government’s three-year drive to recruit 20,000 extra police.
Around 10,000 more officers are expected to be trained and equipped with Taser after the Home Office announced a £10 million investment programme.
HRH The Prince of Wales honoured fallen officers at yesterday’s National Police Memorial Day (NPMD) at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall.
More than 400 referrals for cases relating to police officers’ abuse of position for a sexual purpose have been completed by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) in the three years to the end of March this year.
Police officers are dedicated to serving their communities, fighting and preventing crime, keeping order and protecting the vulnerable but they should not be attacked for doing their job.
Low morale, stress and soaring demand are the main factors behind officers leaving the police service, a Federation survey has revealed.
The Home Office has confirmed that when the statutory consultation occurs regarding the uplift, the date for uplift will be 1st September.
Members are being urged to support a cake sale being held at Lloyd House on Tuesday to raise money for the Primrose Hospice.
Trained police drivers should be backed by the law so that they can use their skills when responding to incidents, according to West Midlands Police Federation deputy secretary Tim Rogers.
The pledge comes as the first national guidance on the menopause in policing is issued today to help forces provide better support for officers and staff at a time when a third of female police officers nationwide are aged 45 or over.
West Midlands Police must be prioritised when 20,000 new police recruits are taken on nationwide, according to Police Federation secretary Steve Grange.
LBC are contacting chief officers and PCCs to seek their support for the campaign, ‘Time for Taser’, which they are planning to run in early September.
The Ethics, Standards and Performance Committee met today (21 August 2019) to consider ‘breach of confidence’ complaints made against the Chair of West Midlands Police Federation.
A fund-raising appeal set up to support injured West Midlands PC Gareth Phillips has exceeded its £15,000 target within days of being launched.
West Midlands Police Federation deputy secretary Tim Rogers has extended his sympathy to the family of a Thames Valley Police officer who died on duty last night.
Our Latest Federation magazine for August/September 2019 is now available.
Inspired by Assistant Chief Constable Chris Johnson’s approach to being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), West Midlands Police Federation representative Trudy Gittins has signed up to run Liverpool’s Rock and Roll Marathon next year and is calling on other officers and police staff to join her.
Police officers should be allocated to all schools with an above average risk of serious youth violence, according to a new report from the Home Affairs Select Committee.
The annual Police Unity Tour sponsored bike ride to raise funds for Care of Police Survivors (COPS) charity.
Three people are representing the Force by taking part in this year’s Police Unity Tour, an annual sponsored cycle ride in aid of the Care of Police Survivors (COPS) charity.
'A small step in the right direction' - national chair.
'It will ensure the sacrifice made by the police is properly recognised'.
The Home Office has vowed to embed wellbeing at the heart of policing and free up front-line officers’ time for core policing activities.
Our Federation office will be closed Friday 12 July from 11:30 to 13:00 approx for Benevolent Fund AGM.
West Midlands Police Federation chair Rich Cooke has repeated calls for officers to be returned to the original pension schemes they joined calling it the ‘only honourable solution’ in the current pensions row.
The Government has pledged to outline its position on police pensions before Parliament’s summer recess starts on 25 July.
Our Latest Federation magazine for June/July 2019 is now available to download as a PDF.
Two West Midlands officers who were still in training when they confronted a group of men armed with knives have been nominated for the national Police Bravery Awards.
All Federation members are being urged to complete a survey on pay and conditions and officer morale.
West Midlands Police is one of 18 forces worst affected by violent crime to be given a share of the final part of the £100 million fund allocated by the Government to tackle the knife crime crisis.
One in five police officers is suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), according to the results of a new survey published today (9 May).
Retired and serving West Midlands Police officers are being urged to write to their MPs in support of a change to regulations that could lead to pensions for life for all police widows.
WMP Federation has thanked members for their patience while its IT systems have been down.
'We now need Government to prioritise this issue'
Our Latest Federation magazine for April/May 2019 is now available to download as a PDF.
This annual report outlines West Midlands Police Federation’s work on members’ behalf during 2018.
An emergency funding boost to tackle the knife crime epidemic sweeping the country has been welcomed, but is not a long-term fix, says the National Chair of the Police Federation John Apter.
The next phase of the campaign launches today and looks at financial entitlements.
The Policing Minister made the announcement today but there will be no new money to fund the uplift.
National Chair John Apter addresses biased comments on use of spit guards in open letter.
Episode two in our series features National Chair John Apter and Conduct and Performance Lead Phill Matthews.
West Midlands Police Federation chair Rich Cooke says years of cuts and under-investment have left the Force ‘over-stretched and under-staffed’.
Our pay review body submission calls for a 5% pay rise for officers for each of the next three years.
If you are thinking of standing to be a Federation representative and would like to know more about what the role entails, please visit the Reps@Work page.
The next phase of the campaign launches today (6 Feb) and looks at performance.
The February/March 2019 edition of Federation is now available.
New Government proposals to tackle the knife crime epidemic do not go far enough, the chair of West Midlands Police Federation has argued.
“The Government needs to be bold, make sure it takes ownership of the bill and get right behind it. Anything less is unacceptable.”
The Police Federation has issued a briefing paper in response to the latest Court of Appeal ruling on the judges’ and firefighters’ pension challenges.
The number of officers serving the West Midlands Force area has continued to fall, latest figures release by the Home Office reveal today.
National Federation conduct lead Phill Matthews has also expressed his concerns: “The effect on officers can be catastrophic.
The next West Midlands Police Federation Roadshow is aimed at officers based in the Perry Barr area.
Shifting the responsibility for police funding onto council taxpayers does nothing to address the urgent need for proper investment in policing, according to the West Midlands Police Federation chair.