01 February 2018
Members, do you want to make a difference in your force by supporting and representing your colleagues, while also learning new skills that will enhance your career? Stand for election as a Police Federation Representative in your force now.
Nominations are open until 17 February 2018.
Visit our ‘Stand for election’ webpage for more information on campaigning for votes, election timelines and the work reps do. You can also read about the training you would have access to as a new rep.
Who can stand?
Officers must have been subscribing members of the Police Federation prior to 1 December 2017 to be eligible to stand. Officers who are suspended either by their force or the Federation cannot stand. Also, if the Ethics and Performance Procedure has barred an officer, they cannot stand. There is not a restriction on officers under investigation standing for election, but a finding against them could result in them being removed as a rep.
Not sure it’s a role for you?
There are lots of roles and opportunities within the Federation, locally and at national level, and across a range of disciplines e.g. conduct and performance, professional development, equality, detectives and roads policing, to name a few. Some roles are full time, but you don’t have to give up your normal job – workplace reps do their work alongside being a police officer.
You may not want to stand, but your vote matters
Voting is open from 1-21 March 2018. We will send members an email with a link to the voting site and further instructions on 1 March.
Join us for a live Q&A session on Facebook and Periscope
Ask questions and find out more about what it is like to be a workplace rep and a national rep from people already in those roles. The live chats take place on 5 February at 12pm and 5pm on Facebook Live, and on 8 February at 10am on Periscope/Twitter. Find out how to get involved at polfed.org/elections.
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