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How to look after yourself when wearing body armour

Body armour is often blamed for back & neck pain, but there are multiple factors that can play a role. Physiotherapists at the Police Treatment Centres to help you look after your body whilst wearing body armour.

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Motor Source Group & Federation Discount Vehilce Schemes

There are a number of new vehicles via the motor source group available to Federation members. This month there are even more offers just for emergency services with the motor source group Click here to view information on them.

Super Break May 2017 Deal

Freedom of Information Act

The Police Federation of England and Wales became subject to the Freedom of Information Act on 3 April 2017. If you cannot find what you are looking for here or at www.polfed.org/foi then email us at foi@polfed.org or write to us at Freedom of Information, Federation House, Highbury Drive, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7UY.

Vauxhall Partners Free Fuel Offer

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FENTANYL - Know the dangers, save your life.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid first discovered in 1959 and it’s primary use has been as an anesthetic.

For a number of years fentanyl is known to have been added to heroin and the potent combination has been responsible for many overdoses in the US and Canada.

Fentanyl can be obtained on prescription in the UK and is often used in the treatment of chronic pain in cancer sufferers. It can be prescribed in a number of forms including as a patch, tablet, lozenge and nasal spray.

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No1 CopperPot Credit Union

 

No1 CopperPot Credit Union is the biggest credit union in England and Wales, and the biggest Police credit union in the UK. We offer a range of savings, loans and mortgages. Whether you’re a saver or a borrower, we have something to suit you.

  • Save between £5 and £1,000 per month through your Gwent Police payroll
  • Withdraw your savings at any time with no penalty
  • Borrow up to £25,000 unsecured
  • Earn your share of our profits in the form of an annual dividend
  • Life Protection is included on your savings and loans (subject to terms and conditions)
  • Once a member always a member.

For more information or to join please visit www.no1copperpot.com

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PCC Launches Police Funding Consultation

Gwent PCC Jeff Cuthbert is required to ensure that all the people who live in Gwent have an efficient and effective police service and he has a legal requirement to set the police budget. With this in mind, Mr Cuthbert launches his Have Your Say consultation survey today.

Since the start of the UK Government’s current austerity programme in 2010/11, Gwent Police has delivered £42.1m of efficiency savings to date. However, the Force will still potentially face a recurring deficit of nearly £12 million by 2021/22 as a result of the Home Office’s review of the way police forces in England and Wales are funded. This is in addition to the underlying cuts forecast from the effect of the Government’s austerity programme. Since 2012, officer numbers in Gwent have been reduced by 220 and staff numbers by 151 (up to 2015). Read More

Gwent Forum December 2016 Magazine

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Public Show Support for Officers Carrying Taser

The public have shown their support for police officers having access to Taser, dispelling the myth that it erodes community policing or the British model of policing by consent. A survey, commissioned by the Police Federation of England and Wales, has shown 71% of respondents consider it acceptable for police officers to carry Taser when on patrol.
Four out of five surveyed said it would make no difference to their decision, or they would be more likely, to approach an officer for assistance if they were carrying a Taser. In addition, 89% said forces should be allowed to train and equip officers if the use of Taser is automatically recorded by Body Worn Video.
Steve White, Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: “We know officers support the use of Taser and Body Worn Video, and now we have the evidence that shows the public do as well.” Read More

December 2016 & January 2017 Police Federation Magazine

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Believe in Blue - Thunderclap

Be part of something special this Christmas

This Christmas you are being encouraged to take part in an online flash mob as a way of promoting the incredible job you do all-year round. While the vast majority of the general public will be swapping presents and tucking into their turkey on 25 December, many of you at South Wales Police will instead be away from your friends and families and potentially putting your lives on the line to keep our communities safe. As part of the Police Federation’s ongoing Believe in Blue campaign to raise awareness of the hugely valuable role that you carry out, please join and share our Thunderclap now to highlight your efforts at this particular time of year.

To Join in With the Thunderclap click Here

Stride Ahead CV Writing Service

If You are taking VES, Retiring or looking to leave the service and don't know what to add to your CV then Stride Ahead can help you. Stride Ahead is launching soon and will offer services that include free CV assessments, CV writing service, covering letters, one-to-one support plus much more. For more information, email info@strideahead.co or call 0333 121 5890

Half of Gwent Police’s budget will be raised through local taxation by 2021

Jeff Cuthbert, the Police and Crime Commissioner, has warned that half of his force’s budget will have to be raised through local taxation by 2021, if current UK Government spending cuts continue.

Speaking to BBC Wales, Mr Cuthbert said he understood that people did not want to pay more for the police precept, which is collected with council tax.

However, if the projected 2% cuts from the Home Office continued, then around 50% of Gwent Police’s budget will have to be paid for locally – compared to around 30% in 2008. Read More Click here.

Police Dependants Trust - Share an Hour Campaign

On 12 August 1966 three police officers were murdered on duty in London. This brutal crime shocked the nation and prompted the foundation of the Police Dependants’ Trust; a fund to support seriously injured officers and the families of officers killed on duty.

This August, fifty years on from those events, we’re asking you to Share An Hour.

By donating an hour’s pay you will not only mark the sacrifice made by Sergeant Christopher Head and Constables David Wombwell and Geoffrey Fox, but also raise money to support colleagues who find themselves in life-changing situations.

for more information Click here.
Howells Solicitors

Matrimonial Surgeries with Howells Solicitors

The Gwent Police Federation has now secured free initial consultations with Howells Solicitors to discuss your matrimonial problems. If you have any matrimonial issues that you'd like to discuss in a confidential setting, contact the office to make an appointment or visit their web site and ring Howells directly.

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Gorvins Solicitors

Gorvins Solicitors; Helping YOU…While you help others

Gorvins Solicitors have acted for the police, its officers, personnel and families for more than 20 years. We are experts in all aspects of police family law and provide an unrivalled service which gets to know you and your specific situation.

From divorce and separation issues (including disputes over children, financial matters and police pensions) to residential property and helping you plan your will for the future, you can rest assured Gorvins will provide professional and personal advice to you.

WE OFFER FREE INITIAL ADVICE, FIXED FEES AND DISCOUNTED RATES FOR ALL POLICE FEDERATION MEMBERS, POLICE PERSONNEL, STAFF AND THEIR FAMILIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT YOUR DEDICATED GORVINS WEBPAGE HERE.

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Lasting Powers of Attorney

Have you considered what will happen to your financial affairs or personal welfare if you become mentally incapable due to an accident or illness? A comprehensive guide covering the types of Powers of Attorney and how to proceed.

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Police Regulations

You can now download a quick guide to Police Regulations here

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Local News and Useful Documents

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Workforce Agreements 2015

You can now view the workforce agreements for 2015 including agreed shift patterns and their associated protocols. Also available here is the local agreement for Inspectors' hours.

Click here to view a full list of agreements

Fitness4less

Full gym membership for just £14.99 per month!

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Simply Health

You can now view the full Simply Health brochure including the ways in which you can claim and what you're entitled to by clicking here or the image above.