HMIC Report ‘Taking Time for Crime’

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The report sets out the key findings of a short observational study of individual uniformed and detective officers in 36 shifts across six police forces conducted by HMIC, with some accompanying data analysis. The study was designed to examine how frontline officers actually carried out their policing role in the field. Crucially, observers looked at […]


PSAEW Statement regarding Andrew Mitchell MP

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Following the media coverage of the altercation between Andrew Mitchell and a Police Officer on Downing Street, PSAEW President Elect Irene Curtis issued a statement which subsequently received coverage in both the Sunday Times and the Sunday Mirror. Irene was also interviewed about the subject on LBC (London’s Biggest Conversation) Radio on Sunday morning. The […]

PSAEW BRANCH OFFICIALS: Roles and Responsibilities

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Each PSAEW Branch has a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.  It is accepted that local variations will occur and flexibility is required, particularly between the posts of Branch Chair and Branch Secretary. This is recognition of the fact that local conditions can vary and that Branch Officers normally undertake their Branch role in addition to their […]

From Tragedy comes Strength

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This has been the saddest week of my 27 year career in the police service, and yet as the week draws to an end, I feel that the service is actually stronger than ever. PC Keith Blakelock was killed on 6 October 1985, less than one month after I joined, and I still recall reading […]

“Use of Restorative Justice” – President Comments


Today the HMIC has published their Joint Inspection Report – Facing Up To Offending: Use of restorative justice in the criminal justice system. The aim of the review was to identify the benefits of restorative justice practices across the criminal justice system.  It was a joint inspection, carried out by HMIC, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of […]


‘I will always be available to talk to and listen’

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Police Superintendents’ Association Annual Conference – Day 3 Round Up New Police Minister Damian Green took to the stage at conference to seemingly build bridges with the service. In his first address to a police audience since taking the job last week, Mr Green said he would be a ‘candid friend’ to policing. To see […]

‘Home Secretary, I say it is time to move on’

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Police Superintendents’ Association Annual Conference – Day 2 Round Up In a keynote speech to conference, Derek Barnett, President of the Superintendents’ Association told Theresa May yesterday that ‘officers feel under attack and unjustly criticised‘ Mr Barnett said: ‘It is time to send a clear message that the Government cares about policing – that it understands […]

‘You can’t lead others if you are not there to lead’

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Police Superintendents’ Association Annual Conference – Day 1 Round Up In an address to conference, President elect Irene Curtis said it was ‘important chief officers understand what is happening to our members.’ She said there are now 300 fewer Superintendents and Chief Superintendents than there were 18 months ago. And that resilience was an issue. For the […]

PSAEW Annual Conference 2012


After months of planning the time has come for members of the Association and guests to gather for our Annual Conference, being held this year at the Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth. The conference begins at 2pm on Monday 10 September, with the highlights of the afternoon being a keynote speech by the Commissioner of […]


National Police Memorial Day 2012

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The National Police Memorial Day aims to remember police officers who have been killed or died on duty; to demonstrate to relatives, friends and colleagues of fallen officers that their sacrifice is not forgotten and to recognise annually the dedication to duty and courage displayed by police officers. The Police Federation offices in Leatherhead was […]

Leadership of the PSAEW meets with the Commissioner


On Wednesday 29th August, the President of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales Derek Barnett led the top team from the Association to meet the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bernard Hogan-Howe at New Scotland Yard. The team included President Elect Irene Curtis, National Deputy Secretary Tim Jackson from National Office in Pangbourne, the […]

Announcement on Police Pensions


The Home Secretary has today made a Ministerial Statement on reform of the police pension schemes.  The links below will take you to the following documents: Home Secretary’s letter to the Independent Chair of PNB Government Actuarial Department’s (GAD) Verification Report Reform Design Framework The Government is committed to reforming pensions across the entire public […]

PSAEW Annual Report 2011/12


The Annual Report of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales for the financial year 2011-2012 has been published. The last year has been a successful year for the Association with significant changes to the way that the Association conducts its business on behalf of its members. The President Derek Barnett said: “The strength […]