By Chief Superintendent Gavin Thomas
President, Police Superintendents' Association of England and Wales
At our National Conference in 2014 we held a session called ‘Taking the uniform out of the closet’.
Our aim was to highlight the issues faced by LGBT officers and staff in the service.
Review of ranks in policing - Association comment
Media have recently (15.5.2016) reported on possible changes to the rank structure of policing.
Speaking about the work being undertaken nationally to review the rank structure, Association President Chief Superintendent Gavin Thomas said:
"Following the Leadership Review by the College of Policing, work is under way...
PSAEW responds to Hillsborough inquests verdicts
Following the verdicts of the jury on 26 April 2016 in the inquests into the deaths of 96 people at Hillsborough, Chief Superintendent Tim Jackson, National Secretary of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales, said:
“The inquests have been a very long and...
President: public services need to join up to protect children
HMIC have published a report that looks at how police handle cases of missing and absent children.
The report, "Missing children: who cares?”, notes that responding to reports of missing children is frequently difficult, complicated and time-consuming. The inspection found examples of committed police officers...
New President sets out priorities
New Association President Chief Superintendent Gavin Thomas has outlined his priorities as he begins his term as head of the body that represents the senior operational leaders in policing.
Gavin, a Gloucestershire Constabulary officer for 34 years, takes over on 21.3.16 from Chief Superintendent Irene...