Service needs full and accurate understanding of demand

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The first national picture of demand on the police service has been published by the College of Policing. Responding to the report, published on January 22nd, Irene Curtis, President of the Police Superintendents’ Association, said: “This is a very important piece of work and I am pleased it has begun, though the report still leaves […]


Turning ‘I wish’ into ‘I will’

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By Chief Superintendent Irene Curtis, President   I think everyone would agree that 2014 was an exceptionally busy and challenging year for policing. And 2015 promises to be the same. But does it have to be? While thinking about Christmas wish lists and New Year’s resolutions I started wondering about what things would really make […]

Death of former PSAEW Member Det Supt Keith Wilson

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Earlier this week we heard of the sad death of a former Association member, Keith Wilson. Keith joined West Midlands Police in 1987 and held a variety of specialist roles during his 27 year career including Force negotiator, Disaster Victim Identification specialist and Senior Investigating Officer. In 2012, when Keith was an experienced Detective Superintendent, he was admitted to hospital […]


Submission to the Pay Review Body

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Submission to the Pay Review Body Colleagues will be aware that the collective bargaining approach to negotiating our pay and conditions of service has ended and that the Police Negotiating Board (PNB) has been replaced with the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB).  Instead of operating on a programme of quarterly meetings where both representatives of […]

Personal Resilience Survey 2014

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The PSAEW carried out its sixth Personal Resilience Survey in 2014.  The survey, which was designed and analysed by an occupational psychologist, Emma Donaldson-Feilder, focused on the health and well-being of Superintendents and Chief Superintendents across England and Wales.  The return rate for the survey was 82%, which makes its findings very credible and allows […]

Honour for former Association National Secretary

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Members of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales (PSAEW) are thrilled that former National Secretary Graham Cassidy has been awarded the QPM for Services to Policing. Graham, who served for almost 32 years as a South Yorkshire officer, took up the role of National Secretary of the PSAEW in 2011 after three years […]

Christmas and New Year message to the policing family


As Christmas and the new year approach, Association President Chief Superintendent Irene Curtis sends her best wishes to all members of the policing family.   Irene said: “It has been an exceptionally busy and challenging year for policing and 2015 promises to be no different, indeed we already know that the financial challenges are only going […]

President’s Christmas message to Association members

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Many of you will have heard me say what a privilege it is for me to lead the PSAEW and to represent its members. I have to say that at times like this, when we take time to reflect on what has happened over the last 12 months, the true extent of the work that […]

Job Opportunity – Foresight Clinical Services


Job Opportunity Foresight Clinical Services have employment opportunities for senior police officers who are approaching retirement.  The company provides experts to support forces in the provision of medical and psychological assessment and opinion throughout the UK. The roles are not office-based and are UK-wide. Do you have excellent police networks and contacts? Foresight Clinical Service […]

Time to come clean on crime figures

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by Chief Superintendent Irene Curtis, President Like it, loathe it, agree or disagree with it, the one thing you couldn’t do about the recent HMIC report on crime recording is ignore it. That’s not just because it was everywhere – one of the top stories all day on broadcast media, hundreds of Tweets, numerous blog […]


Temp Promotion Arrangements for Superintending Ranks

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Home Office Circular 019/2014 – Temporary Promotion Arrangements for Superintending Ranks to ACC/Commander Rank   Earlier in the year, agreement was reached within the Superintendents’ Committee of the PNB which enabled Superintendents and Chief Superintendent who were required to perform temporary duties as an ACC/Commander to choose whether to take a pensionable higher salary or […]

Greater transparency in disciplinary process welcomed

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The Association has welcomed proposals by the Home Secretary to make police disciplinary procedures more transparent. A consultation on the proposals was announced by the Home Secretary on 18 November. The Association believes opening up the process to public scrutiny and the involvement of independent professionals will lead to increased public confidence. Having first called […]

Supts: Recorded crime measures demand, not performance

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Responding to the HMIC report Crime Recording: Making the Victim Count, Chief Superintendent Irene Curtis, President of the Police Superintendents’ Association, said:   “Every victim of crime deserves to have that crime properly recorded and investigated, and I support HMIC’s position that crime recording should be focused on the victim. In the majority of cases this […]


First week for direct entry superintendents

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Association President Chief Superintendent Irene Curtis has welcomed the new police officers joining the service this week at Superintendent rank under the direct entry programme. The programme sees officers coming in at a rank other than constable for the first time in the history of the service. The participating seven forces received 888 applications to […]


College Surveys on Career Support for BME Officers

The College of Policing has published the results of two national surveys on the recruitment, retention and progression of black and minority ethnic (BME) police officers. The national surveys, released on 5 November, are the first of their kind and attracted responses from every police force in England and Wales and almost a quarter – 1,706 […]


It’s good to talk

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by Chief Superintendent Irene Curtis, President As President of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales I have been vocal for some time about the need for an apolitical debate about how policing should be organised and funded in the future.  I raised it again at our Conference this year and whilst it has […]

Superintendent walks Welsh coastline for COPS

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Association member Detective Superintendent Paul Griffiths has raised thousands of pounds for the Care of Police Survivors charity by walking the entire coastline of Wales in less than a year. Paul has dedicated 50 days of annual leave and rest days to walking the 870-mile All Wales Coastal Path, defying severe weather, blisters, fatigue and […]

Association pays tribute to outgoing ACPO President

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Association President Irene Curtis has paid tribute to ACPO President Sir Hugh Orde as the police chiefs’ organisation announces more details on the co-ordinating body that will replace it. The new body ACPO will be called the National Police Chiefs’ Council. It will be hosted by, but independent of, the Metropolitan Police Service. Sir Hugh will […]

New Pay Scales for Superintending Ranks

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  New Pay Scales for Superintending Ranks New pay scales for Superintending ranks came into effect on 1st September 2014 following the application of a 1% uplift to all pay points. The relevant PNB Circular can be found via the link below. PNB_2014-15 1 Sept 2014                   […]

President Among Leading Women at Prestigious Awards

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President Among Leading Women at Prestigious Awards  Association President Irene Curtis has been recognised as a ‘Woman of the Year’ at a special awards ceremony and lunch marking extraordinary women in society. Women of the Year has recognised, celebrated and inspired women of all backgrounds since 1955 and the ceremony marks the 60th anniversary of […]

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