The Police Federation of England and Wales is a staff association representing all federated ranks. We represent constables, sergeants & inspectors (including chief inspectors). The Federation is non-political and administered entirely by serving officers.
It was created by the Police Act 1919, passed a year after a crippling strike by the unrecognised National Union of Police and Prison Officers (NUPPO).
Aims and Objectives
The Police Federation of England and Wales is the one of the largest staff associations in the UK, representing 122,000 police officers up to and including the rank of Chief Inspector. We have a statutory obligation to ensure that the views of our members are accurately relayed to government, opinion formers and key stakeholders. To ensure this we measure the work we do and what we seek to achieve against our organisational aims and objectives.
Represent and Support
To represent and promote the interests and welfare of our members, and to support colleagues to achieve the required professional standards.
To influence internal and external decision makers at local and national levels on matters affecting our members and the police service.
To maintain and improve the conditions of service and pay of our members.
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The Federation has evolved from being a voluntary, unfunded organisation in its early years, to a modern, professional staff association that covers all subjects and issues that affect the police service, including all aspects of pay, allowances, hours of duty, annual leave and pensions, ensuring the views of its members are heard.
On behalf of its members, the Federation is also consulted when police regulations are set and when issues such as training, promotion, discipline and professional standards are discussed.
The Federation is based in a new, purpose-built headquarters in Leatherhead. It employs approximately 80 people, with extensive Communications, HR, Printing, ICT and Research departments, as well as support and administrative staff for all members of the Joint Central Committee and sub-committees.
Each of the 43 police forces in England and Wales has a Constables’ Branch Board, a Sergeants’ Branch Board and an Inspectors’ Branch Board, each elected by the rank they represent.
Each board meets regularly to consider issues that affect their electorate, but much of their work is carried out when they meet together, forming a Joint Branch Board (JBB).
The JBB acts as the negotiation and consultative body when dealing with the Chief Constable, senior officers and the Police Authority, providing an effective link between officers and senior management. They deal with the day-to-day problems officers face, and work to improve the status of the police service and its members.
Freedom of Information
From April 3rd 2017 The Police Federation of England and Wales is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for on this site or on the access to information page, please send your request to:
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Freedom of Information,
Further details are available on the Police Federation Publication scheme
Further information about the Freedom of Information Act 2000 can be found here