At the 2018 Police Federation annual conference held on 23 May the new Home Secretary Sajid Javid, announced that he would conduct a review of front-line policing. Sponsored by the Minister of State for Police and the Fire Service, the front-line review will provide police officers and staff throughout England and Wales with the opportunity to share their ideas for change and improvement in policing.
Throughout the summer, the review has been collecting data with a view to using this evidence to inform policy development to bolster existing frontline support, welfare and development provisions. If you’ve submitted your views to the review this summer, we’d like to thank you for your engagement – A vast amount of evidence was collected which is now being analysed.
The next phase of the review is to hold face to face engagement workshops to discuss the headline themes identified and to discuss next steps for implementing solutions that address the challenges raised. Workshops have now be arranged which will take place on Wednesday 28th November 2018 in the Gwent Policing area, location to be confirmed.
Attendance at this workshop is unfortunately not classed as duty time as the Force are sending representatives. Participation is being invited from colleagues in South Wales, Gwent and Gloucestershire Police – other forces will be invited to attend events taking place in other regions. Both workshops in this region are open to constables, sergeants and police staff equivalents. If you’re an inspector, superintending officer or equivalent and would like to get involved in a workshop, please reply to this email to be notified of the closest event to your location.
Attached is a short leaflet with more information about the event. If you’d like to take part, please complete the attached questionnaire and return to DMC@ons.gov.uk by Monday 12th November.
For this exercise to be useful, it’s critical that the opportunity to participate is shared as far and wide as possible to maximise engagement, so please share with colleagues.Thanks,