Police officer numbers matter


Police Officer numbers at nine-year low Commenting on the Home Office numbers published today, the President of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales, Chief Superintendent Derek Barnett said: “Everyone in policing understands the difficult financial position the country faces, and we accept that all parts of the public sector must shoulder the burden […]

Reform of Police Pension Schemes

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Reform of Police Pension Schemes discussed at Police Negotiating Board Meetings held in Cardiff on 24 July 2012 Developments that have taken place in respect of the reform of police pension schemes have been circulated to members recently via the Association’s e-bulletin. The Home Secretary agreed that discussions to achieve an ‘agreed framework’ could continue […]

Results of PNB Negotiations on Winsor 2

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The Police Negotiating Board met on 24 July 2012 to discuss a number of the recommendations from Part 2 of the Winsor Review of Remunerations and Conditions for Police Officers and Police Staff. This meeting was the culmination of a number of working groups that had been held between April and July in order to […]

Playing Safe?


As a regular user of Twitter and a former Head of Professional Standards, I have become increasingly concerned with comments from a number of serving police officers, whether anonymous or clearly identifiable, expressing through tweets or blogs what could be perceived as either ‘political’ views or comments that ‘cross the line’ in terms of the […]