What We Stand For

The Kent Police Federation is the staff association of the Kent Constabulary which represents the 3500 men and women who provide a policing service to the peolpe of Kent. The Federation aims to do for its members what trade unions seek to do for theirs - to safeguard their interests and to represent them in all matters concerning their work, and their well-being and quality of life while at work.

Like a trade union, the Kent Police Federation negotiates with the official side on all matters concerning its membership's pay, allowances, hour of duty, annual leave, pensions and other conditions of service.

image of traffic policeman But there are important differences. Unlike a trade union:

  • the Federation is controlled entirely by serving police officers
  • the Federation is completely independent, with no political affiliations and no associations with any outside body
  • the Federation has no powers to call a strike or any other form of industrial action