Police Federation

Police 'Feel Undervalued And Under Pressure' As Survey Shows They're More Demoralised

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK

Police officers have grown more demoralised as they feel “undervalued and under pressure”, a survey by the Police Federation has found, amid stagn...

Terrorism, Community Safety, Police Cuts And Tower Hamlets

Ohid Ahmed | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Politics
Ohid Ahmed

For the safety of all our citizens, we must see these cuts reversed nationally and locally. The public rightly need to be kept safe on our streets, and this is surely the most basic of duties that all of us expect from national and local government leaders alike.

The Most Lamentable Home Secretary Ever? An Open Letter To Theresa May

Chris Hobbs | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Politics
Chris Hobbs

How was it that on your watch, despite terrorist incidents across Europe and the world including the Nairobi Westgate Shopping Centre massacre and the Lee Rigby murder, all of which sent shudders through our police service, armed officer numbers declined. Even in 2015 with the Paris Charlie Hebdo atrocity and the massacre of mainly English nationals at Souse, you still sat on your hands as numbers of British armed police reduced still further.

Cops Arrested As Detectives Probe Police £1M 'Fraud' Case

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK

Three cops have been arrested as part of an investigation into an alleged £1 million fraud at the police representative body. The Police Federation, ...

Andrew Mitchell Unhappy 'Plebgate' Cop Is In The Clear

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

Andrew Mitchell has accused the police of "marking their own homework" after one of the officers who pursued him over the Plebgate affair was cleared....

Police Officers Accused Of Misleading Media Over Plebgate To Be Disciplined

PA | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK

Two Police Federation officials will face disciplinary hearings following claims they gave misleading accounts of a meeting with ex-government chief w...

Theresa May Just Gave Her Most Brutal Speech Yet To The Police Federation

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Politics

Theresa May has shown she is in no mood to be reconciled with the Police Federation, ferociously attacking it for a second year running and demanding ...

Everyone Concerned About the Future of Policing Should Fight Theresa May's Cuts

Rob Flello | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Politics
Rob Flello

Theresa May's thinly-disguised efforts to portray herself as the next prime minister must stick in the throats of Bbobbies on the Staffordshire beat.

'Sickening' Police Killer Walks Free After 38 Years In Prison

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

Notorious police killer Harry Roberts has been released from prison despite calls from relatives of his victims, politicians and senior police for him...

Theresa May and Front Line Police; An Irreparable Breakdown

Chris Hobbs | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Politics
Chris Hobbs

The revelation by the Police Federation that the morale of rank and file officers was at its lowest ever level will as no surprise to those struggling to maintain an effective police service in urban and rural areas throughout the UK.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Don't Mess With Nick

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 16 May 2014... 1) DON'T MESS WITH NICK Liberal by name, not so liberal by nature - apparentl...

He DID Call Us Plebs, Insists Ex-Downing St Officer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

A former policeman at the centre of the "plebgate" row has said officers on duty at the gates of Downing Street have been "betrayed" by their Met boss...

'We Knew Right Away It Was A Conspiracy'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Politics

Andrew Mitchell's daughter has spoken about the toll the 'plebgate' saga on the ex-cabinet minister and his family, as the pressure grows on three pol...

I Support Any Move To Protect Britain's Police Officers

Steve White | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics
Steve White

Police officers are sometimes accused of being self-interested but few care more about justice for victims and families than the officers who put their own safety on the line to ensure that offenders are brought to justice.

Police Fail In Vote For Right To Strike Over Pay Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

Police officers across England and Wales have failed to gain enough votes in a poll seeking the right to strike. According to the Police Federati...

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...

Police Federation To Review Handling Of 'Plebgate'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Politics

An independent review has been ordered by the body representing rank-and-file police officers into "issues" raised by its handling of the "plebgate" r...

Andrew Mitchell Met David Cameron On Monday, Fuelling Rumours Of His Return To Government

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron met Andrew Mitchell on Monday evening, fuelling rumours the former chief whip may be set for a return to the top of politics. Accordi...

Andrew Mitchell Branded A 'Laughing Stock' As He Tries To Salvage Career

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Politics

Andrew Mitchell will attempt to rescue his cabinet career by meeting police officers today as he tries to draw a line under his expletive-fuelled rant...

Tick-Tock: The Andrew Mitchell Career Clock Is Counting Down

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK Politics

The countdown clock on Andrew Mitchell's cabinet career is ticking, as the chief whip prepares for what could be a make-or-break summit with police of...

Charlie Lindlar

Andrew Mitchell To Meet Police Federation Over Rant

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Politics

Andrew Mitchell will be asked to give a "face-to-face account" of his expletive-ridden row with Downing Street police when he meets members of the Wes...

A Police Service Fit for Purpose

Tom Scholes-Fogg | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Politics
Tom Scholes-Fogg

The head of the private security company G4S in the UK, David Taylor-Smith has warned that private companies will be running large parts of the police service within five years.

May 'Not Picking Fight' With Police Over Windsor Appointment

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK

Theresa May has denied she is "picking a fight" by nominating Tom Winsor as the government's preferred candidate for the Chief Inspector of Constabula...

MPs 'To Block Appointment Of Tom Winsor As Police Watchdog'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK Politics

MPs are expected to block the appointment of a controversial lawyer Tom Winsor as Chief Inspector of Constabulary. The cross-party Home Affairs Se...