Pay award delay ‘unacceptable’

The Government’s decision to delay making an announcement on officers’ pay award until September is unacceptable, according to the chairman of Bedfordshire Police Federation.

Jim Mallen spoke out when it was announced yesterday that officers will have to wait until Parliament returns after its seven-week summer recess to find out if they are to get a pay increase.

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Officer assaults: help make sure Bill is discussed by MPs

Officers are being urged to take part in a survey to ensure that proposed legislation providing better protection for police officers and other emergency service workers is discussed in Parliament.

The legislation aims to introduce tougher sentences for those found guilty of assaulting the police and emergency service personnel.

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Officers to ride in memory of PC Jon Henry

 On 28th July five of our officers will be taking to the pedals to take part in a 180 mile bike ride in memory of fallen officer PC Jon Henry.

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Response Driving

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has been working hard over the last few years to increase the level of legal protection for police drivers carrying out response and pursuit driving. As things stand the law does not offer a level of protection which we feel is acceptable and this places our members in a legally vulnerable situation.

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