Countdown to Federation’s annual conference

The countdown to the Police Federation’s annual national conference has begun with the 2022 event opening in less than a week’s time.

The theme this year is Fighting for Fairness and the conference will feature a wide range of speakers giving valuable insights through debate and discussion, raising awareness, sharing good practice, and challenging the balance of fairness around key issues affecting the policing community. 

It takes place in Manchester next Tuesday and Wednesday (17 and 18 May) and will explore conduct performance, pay and conditions, misogyny, operation uplift, pensions, LQC hearings, case file preparation, and a keynote address. 

Break-out sessions will provide further insight into topics covering mutual aid, the driving legislation bill, disability discrimination, ill-health retirement, wellbeing, and the unlawful possession of S5 firearms.

Members will gather in person for the conference for the first time since 2018 with up to 800 officers from all 43 branches planning to attend and hundreds more tuning in virtually via the online platform.

The theme of this the 2022 conference in Fighting for Fairness

Gwent Police Federation chair Steve Thorpe said: “We are all really looking forward to this year’s conference and getting together for the first time in four years.

“The conference is an essential part of the Police Federation year and sets the tone for the next 12 months. The theme this year is Fighting for Fairness and that is exactly what we are doing.

“Morale among police officers has never been so low and the feeling of being treated unfairly is a massive factor.

“We have a new national chair who has pledged to step up the fight for fairer pay and conditions so we are looking forward to what he says and what plans he has for the coming 12 months.”

The main sessions will take the form of panel discussions allowing the exploration of differing viewpoints and enabling the audience to participate with questions. Virtual attendees can pose questions via the online platform.

Get details of the 2022 Police Federation annual conference.