The Scottish Police Federation represents all police officers in the ranks of constable, sergeant, inspector and chief inspector, police cadets and special constables; over 18,500 people, 98% of all police officers in Scotland.
Our elections are currently ongoing and all those eligible to vote in areas/ranks where elections are taking place (detailed below) should have received an e mail with a link to the relevant election. Anyone who is stationed in one of the electoral areas and in whose rank there is an election and who has not received an e mail should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|A Division – Constables||C Division – Constables||U Division – Sergeants|
|N Division – Constables and Sergeants||P Division – Constables||Q Division – Constables|
|D Division – Constables, Sergeants and Inspectors||J Division – Constables||G Division North – Constables|
|E Division – Constables||G Division South – Constables|
|SCD West/Crime Campus – Constables|
The “Allard” case refers to a case of 3 former CHIS handlers in Devon and Cornwall who challenged the Force on the Overtime payments they were receiving for ‘handling’ sources outwith normal working hours.
After successfully winning their case Police Scotland is settling a claim by Scottish Police Federation on behalf of Scottish CHIS handlers and others.
The latest update is attached here
Are you an experienced cyclist up for an extreme challenge in 2019?
On 22nd June 2019, 23 riders from 23 forces will take on 230 miles in 24 hours all in support of the PTC’s Psychological Wellbeing Programme.
The Cycleogical Bike Ride will start at our Centres in Auchterarder and take in the scenery all the way to our Centres in Harrogate.
We hope to have the best rider from each of our constituent forces to make up the elite PTC Peloton. Each rider will buddy up with a ‘fundraiser’ within their force and will be set the target to raise at least £1.00 for each officer in their force, eligible for treatment at the Centres.
In return for their commitment to the Centres, each rider would receive;
- accommodation in Auchterarder on Friday 21st June
- accommodation in Harrogate on Saturday 22nd June
- entry into our Back on the Beat Sportive as a chance to meet your peloton team mates
The money raised from this amazing challenge will be used to support the expansion of our Psychological Wellbeing Programme. The PTC is seeing an increasing need for Wellbeing Support and we feel it is our responsibility to meet this need. We will achieve this through the expansion of facilities and real estate for the programme, utilising money received in the recent LIBOR fine process.
We hope to have received details of all of our riders by 1st December 2018.
If you are a seasoned rider, up for a challenge, or know someone who is please get in touch with the Police Treatment Centres.
The Scottish Police Federation is delighted to provide SPF Group Insurance Scheme Members with up to 40% off Cinema Tickets- for free.
We have partnered with The Cinema Society, a company that provides discount tickets at 85% of Cinemas in the UK including all the major chains. Membership of the Cinema Society is free for our Scheme Members. All that is required to register is an access code that we will send you. Thereafter you log in to their website and can purchase tickets from them at the discount price.
The portals allow registered users to purchase e-codes which are redeemed at over 390 UK Cinemas from the following leading cinema chains;
- Picture House
- Scott, Merlin & WTW Cinema chains will all be joining The Cinema Society shortly.
To register for your unique access code. Visit www.spf.org.uk/cinema
Unlike other schemes, our e-codes can be used for;
- any film (including all the new releases)
- any day
- any time and
- any number of tickets
In 2016, the Police Dependants’ Trust published Injury on Duty, a major research piece by the University of Surrey, that explored the impact of and support received by serving and former police officers in England and Wales. The results were startling.
|82% of frontline officers have been injured on duty (76% in last 5 years)||1 in 6 have taken a week or more off work in the last 5 years due to PTSD||86% said the service must prioritise mental health needs following a major incident Trauma|
Now a UK-wide survey is under way to assess trauma management and working conditions. It is being independently delivered by the University of Cambridge.
The questions invite an honest look at how trauma exposure is managed and how working conditions shape the policing experience in the current climate.
The survey addresses key issues emerging from recent research (including the 2016 Injury on Duty Report) and looks to provide more clarity on what support is needed, possible and helpful for operational officers and staff.
Please visit http://www.thejobthelife.co.uk/ to take part in this survey.
Electoral Reform Services is administering the nomination process for the 2018 Election to Area Committees on behalf of the Scottish Police Federation .
This year the process is online – if you wish to nominate yourself please click on the link below and follow the instructions. All nominees and their proposer/seconder must be subscribing members of the Scottish Police Federation, the proposer/seconder must of the same rank and be stationed in the same electoral area as the nominee’.
The deadline for completion of nominations is Sunday 21 October 2018 at 5:00PM
Electoral Reform Services
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