The first Police Covenant Board meeting has been hailed as an “important step forward” by Police Federation national chair John Apter.

Nominations for the Police Federation elections close next week but there is still time for members considering standing as a workplace representative to put themselves forward.

It should not be taking forces so long to start following new guidelines which allow them to release body-worn video (BWV) footage which could support police officers, says the national chair of the Police Federation.

No1 CopperPot Credit Union is giving officers and staff the chance to borrow a loan with a reduced APR rate throughout July. Better still, loan repayments are taken directly from payroll to make the repayment process even easier.

An amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill designed to ensure the new legislation does not leave police drivers at greater risk of prosecution will be considered by the House of Lords later this year after failing to be discussed in the Commons.