Force Structures Inhibit Effective Response to Serious Crime


Police Superintendents Say 43 Force Structure Inhibits Effective Response to Serious Crime The Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales (PSAEW) welcomes the HMIC report following its inspection of forces’ compliance with the Strategic Policing Requirement and notes that the Report has identified a number of key risks to communities and the country as a whole.  […]

New Ways of Assessing Police Performance Needed


Chief Superintendent Irene Curtis, President of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales welcomes the Public Administration Select Committee report on crime recording and supports recommendations contained within it. “This report has been published by a committee of cross-party MPs following evidence drawn from serving and former police officers, subject matter experts, Police and […]

Retirement of Police Federation Chair and Secretary

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Chief Superintendent Irene Curtis, President of the Police Superintendents’ Association England and Wales, acknowledges the important roles undertaken by the leaders of the Police Federation of England and Wales, Steve Williams and Ian Rennie, following the announcement of their plans to stand down later this year. Irene Curtis said: “As Chair of the Police Federation, […]

Graham Cassidy – Signing Off

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As police officer pay and conditions have dramatically changed since the Coalition Government came to power, Graham Cassidy has been at the forefront of fighting for the rights of officers. As National Secretary of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales and one of the lead negotiators on the Staff Side of the Police […]

HMIC Report on Police Response to Domestic Abuse


Commenting on the publication of yesterday’s HMIC Report: “Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse”, Chief Superintendent Irene Curtis, President of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales, said: “Despite the fact that progress has clearly been made over the last decade in relation to how the police service tackles domestic abuse, […]

Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat

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Last week the Home Office and Department of Health published the Crisis Care Concordat, an agreement to improve mental health crisis care. The document sets out the principles and good practice that should be followed by health staff, police officers and approved mental health professionals when working together to help people in a mental health crisis. […]

Home Secretary’s Decision on Severance & Restricted Duties

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The Police Superintendents’ Association welcomes the Home Secretary’s statement made today which confirms that she accepts the recent independent Police Arbitration Tribunal’s findings in respect of compulsory severance and restricted duties. It is worth remembering that the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales has on behalf of its members been able to reach agreement with […]


Regulation A19 Judgement

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On Wednesday 5th February 2014 the PSAEW received the judgement from the Employment Tribunal  judges in respect of the ET claims that we lodged on behalf of five ex-members who were compulsorily retired by the application of Regulation A19 (Police Pension Regulations) nearly two years ago.  A copy of the full judgement is linked below. […]

2014 Personal Resilience Survey Launched


The PSAEW launched its Personal Resilience Survey for 2014 on Monday, 20th January.  The survey is undertaken ‘on line’ and members will have until Monday, 3rd  February to complete it.  This is the sixth occasion on which the PSAEW has surveyed all of its membership around health, well-being and working environments.  The surveys are, for […]

Independent Review of the Police Federation

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The President of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales, Irene Curtis, welcomes the publication of the Independent Review into the Police Federation: “I very much welcome the publication of this Review.  It is a huge credit to the leadership of the Police Federation that, despite the excellent work that the Federation does across […]

Association LGBT Representative – Action Plan

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The Association’s LGBT Reserve member, Chief Superintendent Mike Gallagher has developed an LGBT action plan. The plan has been endorsed by the Association’s Human Resources Business Area. Details of Mike’s plan are below. ‘………The Association will harness and develop the skills, talents and opportunities of its membership, assisting them to maximise their full potential as […]

NEC Member to Walk the Welsh Coastal Path

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One of the PSAEW’s National Executive Committee members, Detective Superintendent Paul Griffiths from Gwent Police, has committed to a new challenge in 2014 – he is going to walk the entire length of the Welsh coastal path, a total of 870 Miles! He will begin his journey in January 2014 in North Wales, and aims to […]

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PAT Award on Compulsory Severance

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The PSAEW welcomes the award of the independent Police Arbitration Tribunal (PAT) in respect of compulsory severance.  In rejecting the Official Side’s request to have compulsory severance introduced to the police service the PAT have clearly listened to the arguments which Graham Cassidy, Tim Jackson and other members of the Staff Side have been making, […]

Policing Strategic Intent Consultation

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On 24 September 2014 the College of Policing launched its Strategic Intent document for consultation. The document sets out the College’s plans to enhance and set standards in policing, accredit educational providers, and forge closer links between policing, academics and universities to assess what really works in reducing crime. You can access the full document here, […]

President’s Christmas Message


My Letter to Santa Thousands of children across the country will have been writing letters to Santa in recent weeks, telling him how good they’ve been and asking him to bring them gifts, so I thought maybe I would try something similar. So here goes: Dear Santa Whilst I may not have been perfect, on […]

Well Being and its Importance on Effectiveness


By Chief Superintendent Irene Curtis – President Last month I attended the first national ‘Well-Being in Policing Conference’ which was hosted by my home force, Lancashire Constabulary. Although I’m currently seconded out of force, I have heard lots about the work being undertaken in it which focuses on the importance of staff well-being. In my […]

Policing for a Better Britain

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Review of Policing reflects Superintendents’ Association’s concerns re Neighbourhood Policing Irene Curtis, the President of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales, which represents the senior operational commanders in the police service, today welcomed the publication of the ‘Policing for a Better Britain’ report by the Independent Police Commission. Chief Superintendent Curtis said: “One of the […]


Job Opportunity with the Security Institute


The Security Institute provides personal membership for individual security practitioners who have skills and experience in security. We are based in the Nuneaton with members worldwide. Membership gives credibility, through independent personalised benchmarking, and enhances career prospects. It provides a network of excellent contacts, and is at the forefront of standards development. The Institute […]

Keep Calm but Learn the Lessons from History

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By Chief Superintendent Gavin Thomas Back in 1967 the Home Office issued a circular, based on research, that encouraged Police forces to adopt a new system of policing, which reduced the number of officers on foot patrol and put them into cars.  This system, called ‘Unit Beat Policing’ (UBP), was intended to provide policing over […]

Value in Policing Round Table


‘Value in Policing – quality, confidence, trust’ a round table that is taking place in central London on 30 October, for attendance on a complimentary guest basis for PSAEW members.  The agenda can  be seen here AGENDA Alternatively guests may register here REGISTER Themes include: ·         Addressing new challenges –  policing and criminal justice in the […]

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