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National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Crime Recording & Statistics, Chief Constable Bill Skelly said: “Over the last decade the Crime Survey of England and Wales has shown falling levels of crime. Statistics released today show that trend has now halted, as well as showing a...

18 October 2018 Chair John Apter The news that knife crime is again at an all-time high is ‘deeply depressing’, according to the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW), not least because so much more could be done to tackle it. Official figures released today show that...

18 October 2018 PFEW Chair John Apter Government cuts have resulted in Roads Policing Officers being unable to focus on keeping road-users safe because they are increasingly being used to plug the gaps in emergency response teams as demand continues to outstrip capacity. That is the message from the...

18 October 2018 To mark World Menopause Day, 18 October 2018, the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has today launched its first national survey entitled “EveryonePause” to address an important issue that affects the entire workforce – the menopause.Menopause can affect both men and...

National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Hate Crime, Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said: “People should be able live their lives free of harassment and fear.  It is likely that the majority of the increase in police recorded hate crime is down to more victims reporting...

16 October 2018 Caerwyn Ash A revolutionary ‘Fit-bit’-style bracelet which could help prevent custody deaths was unveiled in a world first at the Police Federation’s Post Incident Procedures Seminar today.The equipment, which delivers vital health data in real-time, was showcased in a live demonstration of a police...

16 October 2018 Police dog bites should be investigated under Post Incident Procedures (PIPs).  The calls came as delegates at the Police Federation’s PIPs Seminar debated new police watchdog guidelines governing deaths and serious injuries (DSI) involving the police.Lawyer Mark Wardley predicted an upsurge in the...

16 October 2018 Police and the ambulance service need a better understanding of Acute Behavioural Disturbance (ABD) if they are to reduce the tragedy of deaths in custody.That was a key message by Dr Meng Aw-Yong, President of the British Academy of Forensic Science, in his...