PCCs: The campaign is over, time for the talking to stop


The voting for Police and Crime Commissioners took place on 15 November 2012.  Speaking after the close of the polls, Derek Barnett President of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales said: “Today heralds a historic and radical change to the way that the Police Service in this country is governed. I congratulate all […]

Roads Policing Award Nominations

Roads Policing

The Police Federation of England and Wales sought nominations for the Outstanding Contribution to Roads Policing Award which was launched last year. All forces were notified of this award centrally but we also encouraged our members to consider nominating police officers or police staff members who they knew had demonstrated an outstanding or meritorious contribution […]

PSAEW Evidence to HAC Inquiry on IPCC

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Derek Barnett, President of the PSAEW appeared before the Home Affairs Committee in the House of Commons on Tuesday 6th November. The session was examining the role of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). To see the televised session, please click here or to read the full transcript of the session, click here. Derek commented after the […]


Police Service: New Governance Structure – Debate

House of lords night

  The impact of soon to be elected police and crime commissioners was discussed in the House of Lords on Thursday 1st November, with opposition peers voicing concerns about how much democratic legitimacy they would have given the low voter turnouts predicted. Among those who contributed to the debate was Labour’s Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate, […]