A survey of PFEW members’ views on the routine arming of police officers has been launched

The link to the national survey, our first on routine arming in over a decade, has been sent via email directly to our 123,000 members across England and Wales via their Police National Network (PNN) email accounts.

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Officer assaults: latest figures released

A total of 169 Bedfordshire Police officers were assaulted on duty during 2016/2017, according to police recorded crime statistics.

In the same period, 157 “assaults without injury on a constable” were reported in Bedfordshire in data submitted to the Home Office by the Force.

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Pay and morale survey: ‘uncomfortable reading’

A massive 86.5 per cent of police officers who responded to this year’s Police Federation Pay and Morale Survey said they did not feel fairly paid considering the stresses and strains of their job.

The results of the survey also revealed:

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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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