Home Office Circular 011/2016 – Implementing the pay award 2016/17
The Home Office has just published the above Circular and amendments to Annexes F and U which formally implements the pay rise which became effective from 1st September 2016 and details the updated pay scales. Copies...
President's Christmas message
During my career I have worked on Christmas Day more times than I can remember. But two occasions really stand out for me.
The first was in my probationary period - out on foot patrol and greeting members of the public - knowing that waiting for me back...
Association welcomes College plans to recognise policing skills
The Association has welcomed the College of Policing’s plans for ensuring policing is recognised as a profession and that officers are properly acknowledged for their skills and experience.
Responding to the the release of the College's Policing Education Qualifications Framework, President Gavin Thomas said:
"The recognition of policing...
HMIC recognises public have confidence in police
HMIC has published the Legitimacy report of its annual PEEL inspection process.
The inspection found that forces are good at treating most people fairly and reinforcing high standards of behaviour.
HMIC graded two forces as outstanding, 36 forces as good and five as requiring improvement. None were graded as...
Royal assent for Investigatory Powers Bill
The Investigatory Powers Act has now passed into law after receiving Royal Assent on 29 November 2016.
Welcoming the measures within the Act, President Gavin Thomas said:
"The Act is one of the most significant pieces of legislation put forward by the Government in this Parliament....