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Each year the Police Federation holds its annual conference in May, a pivotal event in the policing calendar where representatives from the 43 forces throughout England and Wales, as well as from Scotland, Northern Ireland and overseas, come together to share good practice and debate issues affecting policing.

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A letter has been received from Jeremy Corbyn MP, which pays tribute to Keith Palmer, the officer tragically killed on duty in the Westminster attack. Mr Corbyn goes on to thank the police for the professionalism and selflessness they demonstrate in their duty.

The Federation will be launching our annual pay and morale survey in mid-April via a special bulletin straight to officer's inboxes.

Your responses are used to inform government of what you believe is fair in terms of your pay and conditions. We have also been able to ensure that some of the less welcome proposals by other bodies - such as pay uplifts being unconsolidated, and removal of Overnight Allowance - have been discounted. 

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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.