Officer welfare top priority for Chairman

6 May, 2021

Cheshire Police Federation’s Chairman will make sure that police officers’ welfare is at the top of the agenda for whoever wins the Police and Crime Commissioner election and ensure that it “isn’t just a tick-box exercise”.

Last year the Government postponed the election of Police and Crime Commissioners due to the pandemic, so elections are now going ahead on 6 May 2021 – one week from today.

Cheshire Police Federation Chairman Jamie Thompson said that he would be going to the new PCC with a “wishlist”, but that his main concern would be that the organisation properly looks after the welfare of officers.

He said: “For us it’s about the organisational duty to look after the welfare of police officers. And to ensure that isn’t just a tick-box exercise or a poster on the wall. We would like the PCC to really spearhead some meaningful action that protects the welfare of our officers who are out there on the frontline every day.

“Once the PCC has been elected, we’ll be looking to sit down with them very quickly and discuss our wishlist of things we want from them in their first 12 months in office.”

Jamie Thompson Cheshire Police Federation