The overall winner of the delayed 2020 Police Federation #PoliceBravery Awards is our courageous Metropolitan Police colleague PC Stuart Outten. PC Stuart Outten suffered multiple stab wounds and skull fractures, but managed to use his Taser to disable an attacker who was armed with a machete. In the horrific attack, he suffered six deep wounds […]
Metropolitan Police Federation Statement following not guilty verdict in case against PC Paul Summerson
Ken Marsh, Chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, said: “We are pleased that PC Paul Summerson has rightly been found not guilty of the charges inexplicably brought against him over this incident. “Police officers have no issue with being held accountable for their actions – we are the most accountable of public services. We need […]
A new law designed to protect police drivers could still leave them in danger of being prosecuted for their work at the wheel, the Police Federation of England and Wales’ Roads Policing Conference has heard. PFEW National Driver Training and Pursuits Lead Tim Rogers said this new law – currently working its way through Parliament […]
Thousands of police officers who have died on duty have been honoured at the 18th annual National Police Memorial Day. Members of the police family gathered at Lincoln Cathedral on Sunday 26 September, to honour more than 5,000 officers who have lost their lives on duty. It was the first time the police family had […]
The police officers celebrated at the Metropolitan Police’s Excellence Awards – for work including shutting down county lines gangs and putting sex offenders behind bars – are “brave, selfless and committed”, Federation Chairman Ken Marsh has said. Other winners at the event included officers who rescued injured teenagers trapped inside an illegal rave, and a […]
Metropolitan Police Federation Statement on Bromley incident – and the desire for police body worn video footage to be released
Ken Marsh, Chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, said: “Yet again colleagues in the Metropolitan Police are being subjected to trial by Social Media – and subsequently traditional media – based on unsubstantiated and frankly false allegations. “This time based on an incident in Bromley. “Police officers have no issue with being held accountable for […]
Metropolitan Police Federation Chairman Ken Marsh and the PFEW Parliamentary Sub-committee met with members of the House of Lords this week to discuss how the law can better protect police officers.
The Sub-committee pressed for three amendments to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill in their meeting with Lord Hogan-Howe, Lord Bach and Lord Coaker, who “showed support” for the changes. The issues discussed included protecting roads police officers and putting time limits on disciplinary investigations. One proposal in the Bill is that drivers not […]
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has said she supports police forces publishing body camera footage to protect officers from unfair criticism. She spoke out about public commentators rushing to judgement following recent high profile events at the Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales’ annual conference today (14 September). Dame Cressida also told the Conference today […]
A team of Metropolitan Police officers who responded to the 2017 London terrorist attacks will be taking part in a 55-mile walk from Westminster to Brighton to raise funds for the Flint House Police Rehabilitation Centre.
They will start the walk on the evening of 29 September and aim to finish within 24 hours. Two of the officers involved in the walk are Sgt Darren Laurie and PC Keith Malda, who recently received Royal Humane Society awards for their extraordinary bravery and lifesaving acts at both the Westminster Bridge and […]
“She is an ethical, courageous and highly competent police leader” – Metropolitan Police Federation Statement on Commissioner Cressida Dick:
The Metropolitan Police Federation has noted the ongoing commentary about the Commissioner Cressida Dick and whether she should be granted an extension to her contract. It is easy to comment and criticise from the sidelines. Policing and police officers are an easy target for armchair critics. We represent more than 30,000 police officers in London […]