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

As of last Monday (11 December), the Police Federation will be operating out of a new centre in Norwich.

“Police officers do not join the service to make huge amounts of money; they do it out of a sense of duty and this year in particular have been tested to beyond what is normally expected, which has taken its toll physically and mentally of many officers. However, they expect to be treated and paid fairly for the immensely demanding role they perform and this simply is not the case.”

The national Police Federation together with the Police Treatment Centre have produced a leaflet which we advise all officers to read.

The Chairman of the Norfolk Police Federation has written to all the Norfolk MPs post general election to highlight the pressures on policing.

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. 

Please make sure you respond.

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.