‘Limited Confidence’ In IOPC Over Investigation Time Pledge

HAMPSHIRE Police Federation says it has “limited confidence” in the IOPC, which says it will now inform officers who are under investigation within three months if they will be served with a notice. Chairman Alex Charge said the pledge is “meaningless” unless the IOPC actually sticks to its word. IOPC Director General Michael Lockwood made […]

Online Promotion Exams A Positive Step

MOVING Sergeants’ and Inspectors’ promotion exams online could be better for forces and candidates, Hampshire Police Federation has said. The exams were postponed this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but will now take place online from September. The online exams reduce the risk to officers and invigilators by removing the need for large gatherings. […]

Policing Ignoring ‘Pool Of Talent’

POLICING is potentially ignoring the ‘pool of talent’ who have already passed Sergeants’ and Inspectors’ exams and are putting acting Sergeants ‘at risk’, the Police Federation of England and Wales has said. The College of Policing has announced that Sergeant and Inspector exams cancelled in March due to COVID-19 will be held online instead with […]

Nominate Outstanding Detectives For Awards

HAMPSHIRE Police officers are being called upon to nominate their outstanding Detective colleagues for this year’s Police Federation National Detectives’ Forum (PFNDF) Awards. Hampshire Police Federation Detective Lead Nick Milburn is compiling the Award entries. The categories are: Detective Investigation of the Year Services to Detectives the technology-based Smarter Detective New Trainee Detective of the […]

Hampshire officers will continue to engage first with public as lockdown begins to lift

HAMPSHIRE Police Officers are still determined to employ ‘engage first’ tactics with the public as the lockdown begins to unlock. The much-publicised mixed messages and interpretations of guidance coming from Government has made life more ‘difficult’ for police officers on the frontline Hampshire Police Federation Chairman Alex Charge has said. “It is difficult,” said Alex. […]

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