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The new Chief Inspector of Constabulary speaks! (And tells the world it's the job of the police to prevent crime)
The new Chief Inspector of Constabulary speaks! (And tells the world it's the job of the police to prevent crime)

So! Tom Winsor – advocate of pay cuts and compulsory redundancies for police officers – has spoken for the first time with his new Chief Inspector of Constabulary hat on (writes Metline editor Ian Cameron).

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Gone native? Or mastering spin?
Gone native? Or mastering spin?

DURING his speech, Mr Winsor made very fulsome comments about police officers.

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Government branded ‘a disgrace’ after decision to remove negotiating rights
Government branded ‘a disgrace’ after decision to remove negotiating rights

THE decision by Home Secretary Theresa May to scrap the Police Negotiating Board and implement a Pay Review Body to decide police pay has been condemned by the Met Federation.

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Forced retirements ‘would damage the Met’s efficiency, not improve it’
Forced retirements ‘would damage the Met’s efficiency, not improve it’

REGULATION A19, which allows for officers with 30 years’ pensionable service to be forcibly retired, exists to enable forces to improve their operational efficiency – but if it was implemented in the Met it would have the opposite effect.

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Officers tell Theresa May and other MPs how it is during face to face meetings
Officers tell Theresa May and other MPs how it is during face to face meetings

THE Chair, John Tully, and I undertook a series of roadshows last year, attending many police buildings to talk to members about the changes that were being forced on officers as a result of Winsor and the proposed changes in our pensions (write Met Federation Vice Chair Gill Barratt).

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Panel probing the future style of the Police Federation seeks members’ views
Panel probing the future style of the Police Federation seeks members’ views

THE panel which is conducting a review of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) is inviting members to submit their views.

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Study reveal s anxiety among custody sergeants
Study reveal s anxiety among custody sergeants

MORE than half of custody sergeants are suffering anxiety and depression, according to the results of a national study carried out by the University of Nottingham.

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Water cannon and political policing
Water cannon and political policing

Mayor Boris Johnson is prepared to pour cold water on the notion of chief police officers’ operational independence – at the rate of 1,100 litres a second (writes Metline columnist Ivor Grype).

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Think tank conference’s dismay over roads policing
Think tank conference’s dismay over roads policing

THE new Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Tom Winsor, has said that the police should concentrate their efforts on crime prevention (see feature on page four).

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The power of prophecy
The power of prophecy

Good evening.

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Army and Navy clapped out? Call in the Met
Army and Navy clapped out? Call in the Met

In the late 1880s, two virulent diseases stalked the land and Metropolitan Police officers were in the vanguard of desperate efforts to bring them under control(writes Metline editor Ian Cameron).

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