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The latest edition of Federation Matters is now available to view on line.

Please head over to Member Services > Other > Newsletters to view the magazine.

The report’s main highlights:

  • Rising recorded crime – increase of 11%, largest annual rise in a decade (page 8 and 10)
  • Falling workforce numbers – down 2% (page 9, 10, 22)
  • Demand on call centres 999/101 calls – up 10.5% (page 15, 25)
  • Changes in techno / cybercrime (page 12)
  • Using technology / digital transformation to improve efficiencies (page 12, 33, 34)
  • Need to increase strategic workforce planning and audit workforce skills to maximise use of resourcing (page 13, 34)

A long-awaited report into deaths in custody has finally been published, leading to a cautious welcome from the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) but also a number of concerns.

Of the 110 recommendations, 39 relate to policing with the remainder aimed at the justice and regulatory systems and the NHS.