Topical themes for virtual Federation conference


PUBLISHED 10 Jun 2021

IN News

Policing Under Pressure is the theme of the Police Federation of England and Wales’ first online annual conference which starts today.

Facilitated by TV and radio presenter Ian Collins, the two-day virtual conference will examine the issues that matter to rank and file officers.

Day 1 highlights include a discussion on Policing Under Pressure with policing minister Kit Malthouse; shadow policing minister Sarah Jones; Martin Hewitt, the chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, and Sir Thomas Winsor, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary.

TV presenter Mark Durden-Smith will speak to some of the nominees for the Police Bravery Awards, there’s an update by national Federation secretary Alex Duncan on pay, conditions and pensions facilitated by former political spin doctor and recent Good Morning Britain host Alastair Campbell, and national chair John Apter will make a keynote speech alongside a senior cabinet minister.

Day 2 highlights include discussions on trial by media, policing protests and wellbeing as well as understanding misogyny in policing, investing in the investigators and recruitment during the pandemic.

Liz Groom, Cambridgeshire Police Federation chair, said: “It’s fantastic to see the work and effort that has gone into making sure our annual conference can go ahead during the pandemic.

“It promises to be a really interesting two days and I would encourage delegates to get involved and engage with the speakers and the topics to help shape our Federation and policing.”