Legislation Update and Keeping You In Touch
Article from latest edition of London Beat from Kersten Peters - Specialist Operations - Assistant Secretary Metropolitan Police Federation and Executive Editor of the magazine
The new Policing and Crime Act 2017 is going to cause us some challenges in the future. One area that will have a direct impact on officers who are subject to a Gross Misconduct investigation is the removal of the 2015 legislation which blocked officers submitting their resignation if they were the subject of a live Gross Misconduct investigation which was expected to result in a Misconduct Hearing.
The Policing and Crime Act 2017 allows the officer to tender their resignation but, here is the kicker, they will be placed on a PUBLIC ‘Barred List’. Please ask your local rep for more information if this affects you.
Keeping You In Touch
Historically, we the Metropolitan Police Federation haven’t been good at shouting about the good things that we just quietly get on with in the background. I’m hoping this magazine is an opportunity for you to see what we do and how we do it.
In 2017, we processed in excess of 700 Federation legal funding claims. We also processed in excess of 520 off-duty requests for legal assistance through Arc. As a member, you receive Arc insurance for free, which covers off-duty matters, because the Metropolitan Police Federation pays this for you.
Metropolitan Federation Regulation 28 policies have paid out approaching £1,500,000 supporting our members who have taken out the insurance over the past three years. The Metropolitan Police Federation is here to support our members and we will continue to do that in every way we can.
To conclude, I would like to thank all our sponsors who have allowed us to publish this magazine and supply the prizes with no impact on members’ money.
My promise to each member of the Metropolitan Police Federation is we will never use members’ money to produce this magazine.
Can I take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year and remember to look after each other.
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