College of Policing Leadership Review

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The College of Policing has launched the final report of its Leadership Review. The Review makes ten recommendations aimed at ensuring future leaders of policing will have the skills and knowledge to lead the service effectively. Association President Chief Superintendent Irene Curtis, who is chairing the panel discussion at the launch event on June 30, said: […]

Review of police targets – have your say

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Chief Superintendent Irene Curtis, President of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales, has been asked by the Home Secretary to conduct a comprehensive review of the use of targets within policing.   The review will examine whether numerical targets are being used, their impact on police officers’ ability to do their jobs and […]

Reshaping Policing for the Public – a national debate

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The police service must change further to meet the needs of the public within a climate of continuing budget pressures and changing crime, according to a group of experts from across the policing spectrum. Association President Irene Curtis and Vice President Gavin Thomas have been part of the National Debate Advisory Group, which has considered the issues surrounding policing in austerity. […]

Association President Honoured with OBE

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The President of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales, Irene Curtis, has been awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015. Chief Superintendent Curtis, who joined the police service with Lancashire Constabulary in 1985, receives the award for services to policing. A member of the Association since 2001, she has been active […]

Supts: Service is Constrained from Change

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The service is constrained from change by the 43-force model, the President of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales has said. Responding to the National Audit Office report on the financial sustainability of police forces in England and Wales, Chief Superintendent Irene Curtis said:   “This report supports our belief that there needs […]

“The stories are horrendous….this is a warning to us all.”

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Two Association members have witnessed first-hand the consequences of not valuing difference in society through a recent visit to the Bosnian town of Srebrenica. The area was the site of the biggest act of genocide in Europe since World War II, when over a three-week period more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims, mostly men and boys, […]

Conference 2015 – Preview Video

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Preparations are well under way for Conference 2015, which is taking place from September 7 – 9 at the Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwickshire. President Irene Curtis has filmed a short preview video that gives an insight into what will be on the agenda for this year’s event, as well as looking back at last […]

Superintendents’ President to Lead Review of Police Targets

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Chief Superintendent Irene Curtis, President of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales, has agreed to lead an independent review of the use of targets, and their impact, by the 43 Home Office forces. Following the Home Secretary’s announcement of the review at the Police Federation of England and Wales Conference, Chief Superintendent Curtis said: […]

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Response to investigation into Northumbria Police Chief

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Responding to the report into and statement about the independent investigation into the behaviour of the Chief Constable of Northumbria Police, Chief Superintendent Tim Jackson, National Secretary of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales, said:    “Our members are both extremely concerned and very angry at the outcome of this report. “There were a […]

Former National Secretary awarded QPM

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The Association’s former National Secretary, Graham Cassidy, has received his QPM for Services to Policing at Buckingham Palace. Graham was awarded the QPM in the New Year’s Honours after a policing career that included more than 30 years South Yorkshire officer and more than five years of service to the Police Superintendents’ Association as Deputy […]

Are we super-human – or just wilfully blind?

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What’s the last thing you turned a blind eye to? It was probably something small and inconsequential – let’s say a member of staff started coming in 15 minutes late a few times a month, and they didn’t action an email you sent them saying they must have missed it. But they’re a good team […]

Show stop & search being used responsibly, say Supts

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Responding to today’s report on stop and search by HMIC, Chief Superintendent Gavin Thomas, Vice President of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales, said:   “Stop and search is an important part of policing. It helps catch criminals, protect people from harm and provide reassurance to communities who are blighted by crime. “But […]

Difficult choices about the future of policing

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In November I wrote a blog called ‘It’s good to talk’ in which I said: “What needs to happen first is a constructive and apolitical debate that achieves a degree of consensus about what we want policing to do.” I can’t emphasise enough how important I think this debate is. Every officer knows that ‘the […]

Action needed on use of police cells for vulnerable people

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Legislation to amend the the Mental Health Act 1983 so that police stations are no longer designated as a place of safety for both adults and children detained under section 136 is urgently needed, the President of the Superintendents’ Association has said. Many previous reports by HMIC and others, including the Mental Health Joint Inspection […]

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Police Pension Scheme 2015 – Members’ Guide

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Police Pension Scheme 2015 Please find below a link to the HO’s Police Pension Scheme 2015 Members’ Guide and also a copy of the PFEW FAQs on the new scheme: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-police-pensions-scheme-2015-members-guide Police Pension Scheme 2015 – FAQs V.2 – 27 March 2015 FINAL (2)                

New practical guide for early intervention launched

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New guidance is being launched to help police officers prevent crime and other problems by intervening early to help children and families that need support. Police services are absorbing some £1.8 billion of the cost of dealing with young offenders, domestic violence and anti-social behaviour costs, according to analysis by the Early Intervention Foundation. This […]

Valuing Difference – President’s latest blog

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  Difference is not a walk in the park for policing – but it’s time to get moving   Anyone who knows me knows that I’m passionate about ‘valuing difference’ – and I’m not talking here about the traditional concept of ‘diversity’ that the Service has promoted for the last two decades or so. ‘Diversity’ […]

Response to Consultation on Police Complaints & Discipline

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Home Office Consultation on ‘Improving’ the Police Complaints & Discipline System Below is the joint Police Staff Association response to the latest Home Office consultation on ‘Improving’ the Police Complaints & Discipline System that was launched in December. The response was submitted to the Home Office last week. Joint Staff Associations Response to HO Consultation […]

Superintendent Receives Inaugural Memorial Award

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A Superintendent displaying ‘the very essence’ of what the award represents is the first ever recipient of the Gerald Richardson Memorial Trophy from the Lancashire Constabulary’s branch of the PSAEW. Detective Superintendent Eddie Thistlethwaite was chosen by the branch’s Executive from six nominations for the award, which recognises an outstanding contribution to the Constabulary in […]

Supts back call for change in law on policing and mental health

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The Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales welcomes the findings by the Home Affairs Committee into policing and mental health. President Irene Curtis said: “I am particularly pleased to see the Committee recommend that the Mental Health Act 1983 should be amended so that police stations are no longer designated as a place of […]

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