Detectives’ discussion at conference


PUBLISHED 10 Jun 2021

IN News

Day 2 of the Police Federation of England Wales’ annual conference will hear from Detective Chief Superintendent Martin Brunning of the Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire major crime unit.

Det Ch Supt Brunning will take part in a discussion called Investing in the Investigators.

He will be joined by Deputy Chief Constable Jason Hogg of Thames Valley Police, who is also the National Police Chiefs’ Council detectives lead; Suzanne Hughes of South Wales Police; and Glyn Pattinson, chair of the Police Federation’s National Detectives’ Forum.

The conference is being held online for the first time because of the coronavirus restrictions.

This year’s theme is Policing Under Pressure and is highlighting issues that matter to police officers.

Day 2 includes discussions on trial by media, officers’ wellbeing and policing protests, as well as recruitment during the pandemic, understanding misogyny in policing, and the challenge of difference.

Policing minister Kit Malthouse joined shadow policing minister Sarah Jones; Martin Hewitt, the chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, and Sir Thomas Winsor, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary on Day 1 for a discussion on Policing Under Pressure and there were keynote speeches by national Federation chair John Apter and Home Secretary Priti Patel.

TV presenter Mark Durden-Smith spoke to some of the nominees for the Police Bravery Awards while former political spin doctor and recent Good Morning Britain host Alastair Campbell hosted a discussion on pay, conditions and pensions.