Federation Focus: autumn edition is published

The autumn edition of Federation Focus is available now and it’s packed with news and views from South Wales Police Federation.

Branch chair Steve Treharne reflects on welcoming the police family to Cardiff for this year’s National Police Memorial Day and the chance to come together to remember colleagues who have died in the line of duty.

There is a report on Mark Drakeford, Wales’ First Minister, hosting a special reception for the South Wales Police officers who received a national bravery award for the courage they showed in trying to rescue a woman from a crumbling cliff edge.

There’s special coverage from this year’s Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) annual conference, including a focus on the keynote speeches by chair Steve Hartshorn and Home Secretary Suella Braverman.

National secretary Calum Macleod told conference why he wouldn’t encourage his younger self to choose a career in policing as he discussed pay and conditions, while chief executive Mukund Krishna apologised for the organisation’s failure to challenge the Government’s change in pensions policy in his speech to conference.

We hear about the officers choosing to be assaulted rather than use force due to fears of facing misconduct proceedings and how non-disclosure agreements are being used by forces to silence victims of sexism and misogyny.

There are features on the Federation’s #SimplifyDG6 campaign, leadership in policing and on mutual aid allowances, as well as health and wellbeing and retirement.

Plus, there’s a round-up of the panel debate with PFEW’s senior leadership, including questions from members on firearms officer protections, media criticism and chief executive pay.

It’s all in the bumper autumn edition of Federation Focus, which is available online now.