Is 2021 the year of ‘Policing under Pressure’?

Jamie Thompson, the Cheshire Police Federation chairman, answers that question as part of his reflections on the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) annual conference.


He is in candid form as host Andrew Simpson asks for insight on the most important topics up for discussion during the two-day virtual event last month.


Among the subjects tackled during this episode are:


Do officers in Cheshire feel that the Home Secretary has their back?


Pensions and pay: why are these the issues officers ask most often about?


What might the impact be locally if forces are only allowed to recruit candidates with a degree? 


To conclude, the pair discusses how perceptions of policing are shaped by media coverage.


Previous episodes like this one


Why mixed messaging from the Government has made policing during the pandemic a challenge


What is it like for a police officer when a complaint is made against them?


What is Cheshire Police Federation doing to ensure its members achieve they outcome they deserve from the Government’s pension remedy? 

About This Episode

In our latest episode, host Andrew Simpson puts questions to Chairman Jamie Thompson

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