Gwent Police Federation members are being urged to sign up for a conference highlighting advances and latest practice in the policing of our roads.
The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) Roads Policing Conference 2021, a virtual event, is open to Federation members and workplace representatives for the first time - and organisers are keen to get as many as possible to take part.
Run along similar lines to this year’s successful annual conference, members who register but cannot make it will be able to catch up via a special on-demand service, available for 30 days after the Wednesday 29 September event.
Gwent Police Federation chair Steve Thorpe said: “I would encourage our members to go online and register for this conference because it is such an important part of policing and there is always something new to learn about it.
“The workshops and round-tables always cover interesting topics and the conference itself is a great way of getting up to date with the latest technology and equipment, and also catching up on any changes in the law which may affect roads policing officers.
“It also provides a valuable opportunity to share experiences with colleagues, discuss best practice and, in some ways, steer the future direction of roads policing.”
This year’s agenda features keynote speeches from national Police Federation representatives and officials, live panel discussions and Q & As on critical areas of focus for roads policing, continuing professional development certified sessions on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and a live operational roads policing exercise.
The winner of the PFEW Outstanding Contribution to Roads Policing Award will also be announced during the conference.
The event will again be hosted by talkRADIO presenter Ian Collins and will feature addresses from national chair John Apter, national roads policing lead Gemma Fox, policing minister Kit Malthouse and shadow policing minister Sarah Jones.
Members can register to attend by following the links on the 2021 Roads Policing Conference website.