Cambridgeshire branch chair Liz Groom is encouraging members to play their part in the future of the Police Federation by joining this year’s annual national conference.
The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) flagship event takes place virtually on 9 – 10 June.
This year’s theme is Policing Under Pressure and will see top names from policing lined up to take part in thought-provoking sessions across a broad agenda.
Liz said: “We’ve experienced a year like no other with the impact that the pandemic has had on policing and society as a whole.
“Our conference and its theme of Policing Under Pressure will give us a chance to explore, digest and dissect everything we’ve experienced and everything that’s important to members.
“And remember that this is your Federation so I’d encourage you to play your part wherever possible by joining in this year’s conference.”
The conference will bring together practitioners, policy decision-makers and key policing stakeholders to debate and examine the top issues in policing today.
Delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions, participate in polls, attend keynote speeches, and listen-in to panel discussions in the online auditoriums and breakout rooms.
For the first time, the conference will also include a virtual exhibition; an online space where key policing partners will each have a virtual, interactive stand. Attendees can navigate the exhibitors using the floorplan and either drop by to speak to someone or arrange an online one-to-one meeting.
The Federation’s national chair John Apter said: “The pandemic has affected everybody but certainly within policing it’s impact has been significant.
“The pressure on our colleagues has at times been intolerable and that’s why I think it’s really apt that the theme of the conference is Policing Under Pressure.”
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