New PCC elected

Conservative Kathryn Holloway has been elected as the new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Bedfordshire.

She toppled Labour’s Olly Martins to take 47,397 votes compared to his 44,514 after the count was taken to the second round because neither candidate secured more than 50 per cent of first phase votes.

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Support on hand for officers

The Police Federation says the high stress level of the job is causing several officers to consider suicide.

A number of ‘vulnerable and at risk’ officers have been identified by the Welfare Support Programme, which was set up by the Police Firearms Officers’ Association and the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW).

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Date set for memorial service

This year’s National Police Memorial Day service is being held in London on Sunday 25 September.

And though the date may seem a while away, if you want to attend you need to register your interest now.

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Lecture honours former chairman

The former chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has once again been commemorated at a national lecture.

More than 100 members from police forces across the country attended the third Paul McKeever lecture, which was hosted by Keith Vaz MP, chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, at the House of Commons.

Paul passed away suddenly in January 2013, aged 57 and just weeks before he was due to retire.

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