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Free Addiction Support For Officers

Hampshire Police officers and officers across the country can now access free, 24/7 support for addictions of any kind. The Police Federation of England and Wales has partnered with Help 4 Addiction and Rehubs to support members who are struggling with addiction. The Rehubs app, available on the Google Play Store and the App Store, […]

Police Pay Must Increase Across The Board

The ‘P-Factor’ is important, but police pay needs to be increased across the board, the Chair of Hampshire Police Federation has said. The P-Factor represents the dangers police officers face and is often cited as a reason officers should be paid more. Last month the Social Market Foundation (SMF) published a blog saying that there […]

137 Officers Assaulted Every Day In UK

A perfect storm of a seemingly increasingly angry public, insufficient numbers of police officers, and inexperience in the ranks has led to an increase in officer assaults, according to Hampshire Police Federation. Zoë Wakefield, Federation Chair, was speaking after it emerged that more than 137 officers are assaulted every day in the UK – that’s […]

PCC Must Engage With Police

Speaking ahead of the Police and Crime Commissioner election, Hampshire Police Federation said prospective candidates needed to engage more with the police. In the election on 2 May, the incumbent PCC, Donna Jones, is standing alongside three other candidates. Zoë Wakefield, Chair of Hampshire Police Federation, said: “If we get a new PCC, they need […]

Police Fatigue Is Getting Worse

Police fatigue is getting worse because the force is understaffed and officers don’t have time to rest, Hampshire Police Federation has said. In the Government’s recent Police Covenant Annual Report 2024, it states: “Tackling extreme fatigue is a growing area of concern as our understanding develops on how the ever-increasing pressure on our officers and […]

Police And CPS Working Together ‘Ineffectively’

More needs to be done to ensure more effective working between the Crown Prosecution Service and the police, a recent inspection has found. Phase one of the Criminal Justice Joint Inspection by His Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary Fire and Rescue Services into joint case building by the police […]

New Digital Tools Aim To Drive Police Efficiency

Policing needs to “get with the 21st century” in its use of technology, Hampshire Police Federation has said, as a new multi-million-pound centre opens that aims to use data and AI to free up officer time on the frontline. The new Centre for Police Productivity, housed at the College of Policing, will use new digital […]

Federation Open Meeting On 15 May

This month’s Hampshire Police Federation Open Meeting is a great opportunity to ask questions directly to the Chief Constable. The meeting takes place at 6pm on 15 May, at The Solent Hotel in Whiteley. Hampshire Chief Constable Scott Chilton will be attending, as well as other senior officers including the three Area Commanders and, it […]

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