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Read all the latest news from your national and local Police Federation.

A message from Andy Symonds, who was recently elected as Chairman of the Norfolk Police Federation:

The implementation of body-worn cameras for officers in Norfolk and Suffolk has moved a step closer with initial roll-out of equipment at the end of May 2017.

The Police Federation of England and Wales carries out a Pay and Morale Survey with members every year.

In total 45,000 officers, equivalent to 35% of all federated ranks, took part in the 2016 survey, the biggest response rate to date.

On Monday 24th October 2016 PFEW General Secretary, Andy Fittes, answered live questions from members on the subject of pensions.

This World Mental Health Day MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) England is calling on everyone to ‘Take 10 Together’. Check in on someone - a friend, a family member, a colleague or student - and have a 10-minute conversation with them about their mental health and wellbeing.

On Sunday 25th September 2016 police officers who have died or been killed in the line of duty were honoured at a service at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

About the 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.

For members of our travel insurance scheme the following information is relevant, particularly bearing in mind the Zika virus has now spread to Florida.

An off-duty Norfolk officer, PC Stuart Watson, who arrested two weapon-wielding offenders, despite sustaining a blow to the head, has been named as the Region 4 (Eastern) winner at the 21st Police Bravery Awards which took place in London on 14th July. The awards, sponsored by Police Mutual, honour and recognise police officers who perform outstanding acts of bravery while on or off duty.

Members are invited to join the National Chair and General Secretary of the Police Federation for an online discussion about the future of the federation, followed by a live question and answer session on 4 July at 7pm.