National Police Bravery Awards 2014
Officers rescue men from burning inferno
In the early hours of the morning police were called to a flat fire. DC Jones and PC Salmon were first on the scene, followed by PC Thomas. The front door was alight, inside was filled with dense smoke and the heat was intense.
The officers were told that someone was in there.
Circular 017/2014: police pensions – transfer of service and added years
Published 9 October 2014
1.You will be aware that the Police Pension Scheme 2015 will come into effect on 01/04/2015. The purpose of this circular is to set out the position in relation to transfers of service and to added years so that police pension scheme members can initiate action if they so choose. This circular may apply to members who have service in another pension scheme which could be transferred in and to members who may be eligible to purchase added years in the 2006 scheme. Forces are requested to make every effort to make this information available to all police pension scheme members.
New threat level for police officers
New message from Steve White, Chairman, PFEW:
You may have already been briefed by your respective force on this issue but I am conscious that some of you may not have access to your force email systems so it seemed worthwhile to repeat the advice.
A recent message from Islamic State in Iraq and the the Levant (ISIL), the extremist group operating in Syria and Iraq, encourages attacks on ‘police, security and intelligence members’. This has resulted in a new threat sector specifically for police officers and an increased threat assessment for officers from moderate to substantial. The Met, which is leading on the police response, has offered some advice to officers.
Essentially, officers are reminded to be mindful of personal security and safety. This includes not displaying lanyards or passes with police branding in public, not travelling on public transport in half blues and not overtly discussing police work while in and around the general public.
For those of you attending the Police Bravery Awards next Thursday (16th) in London, we will be offering some specific guidance and advice early next week so that the day can pass off as enjoyably and peacefully as possible.
Please do let me know if you have any queries or concerns that I may be able to answer.
Steve White FCMI
Chairman Police Federation of England and Wales
Motor Source Group Offers
Updated for October 2014
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