Police Magazine

September's edition of Police magazine is now online on the Police Federation website.

Here is the link to the Police magazine for September http://www.policemag.co.uk/editions/police_sept_2014.aspx. News includes coverage of the Superintendents' Association conference, where president Irene Curtis says the service is wasting too much money on chiefs and HQ buildings. We highlight some of the amazing stories behind the bravery nominees - dealing with kidnapping, stabbings, being shot at, armed gangs and more.

The magazine also highlights the great work that federation representatives do behind the scenes as part of a Nato special with Peter Singleton, chair of Merseyside, writing his diary on the trials and tribulations of taking care of officer welfare at such a high profile event. We also get an insight from an officer on mutual aid and our comms officer Jade Azor applauds the great work officers did to showcase policing UK in her feature in the magazine.

News also looks at the recent HMIC report revealing that forces are no longer sending officers to all reports of crime but often relying on desk-based investigations. The Station Sgt warns the blue line is so stretched that officers will soon have to give up the 'nice stuff'.

Regular columns include Steve White talking about the importance of leadership at all ranks, Nigel Rabbitts from Devon and Cornwall warns PCCs to 'challenge' how the government are funding forces and Clive Chamberlain in Sidelines says that there is 'life' after policing…