Police Federation of England and Wales

British Is Best? Don't Believe the Hype...

Julian Constable | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Politics
Julian Constable

The argument trotted out by the supporters of the British model is that the British police are unique in the world because of its origin in British history, that they exist because of the 'will of the people', that they are the 'best in the world', that this is shown by the affection that the people have for them and that this is seen in the absence of weapons.

Home Secretary 'Out Of Touch' As Police Numbers Hit Rock Bottom

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

Theresa May has been accused of being "out of touch" with local communities after figures showed the number of police officers serving in England and ...

Tributes Paid To Head Of Police Federation

PA | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK

Head of the Police Federation for England and Wales Paul McKeever has died after suffering an embolism. Federation chairman Mr McKeever died on Thu...

The True Meaning of Independence Has Been Lost

Simon Reed | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK Politics
Simon Reed

Now that we have had time to examine the Winsor recommendations in more detail it has become abundantly clear that Tom Winsor was always working to the Prime Minister's own agenda... one thing is abundantly clear; police reform has never been for fiscal reasons. It has been for ideological reasons. The government and indeed their 'independent' agent have been lying to us. David Cameron clearly stipulated back in 2006 that we needed reforming for reform's sake and now he has conned the police service and the public by masking his reform package and selling them as independent recommendations.

Rank-And-File Police To Protest Changes To Pay And Conditions

PA | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK

Rank-and file police officers are to stage a protest over proposed changes to their pay and conditions. The Police Federation, which would not conf...

'A Mess Of Glorified Bouncers'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Politics

The UK's chief representative of rank and file police officers has launched a vicious attack on what he sees as plans to "privatise" elements of the s...

Heading for a Catastrophe

Paul McKeever | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Politics
Paul McKeever

The privatisation of the police service will have a detrimental effect on public safety and the level of service they expect and deserve from us. I don't say this lightly, I am genuinely outraged by what is happening to the greatest police service in the world.

UK Riots Reflection - While Shepherds Watched...

Paul McKeever | Posted 22.02.2012 | UK
Paul McKeever

The heat of the summer riots has well and truly subsided and as winter has settled in it has allowed for some time of cool reflection from various quarters. This week alone we've had two important reviews of the policing response both from the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).

Yvonne Fletcher - new Hope for Justice

Paul McKeever | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Politics
Paul McKeever

Yvonne was shot dead in broad daylight whilst trying to police a protest outside of the Libyan Embassy 27 years ago. Criminals, terrorists and murderers have to know that no matter how long after the crime, the truth will catch up with them.