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PC Nadeem

PC Nadeem from Greater Manchester Police who single-handedly saved a man from an icy river has won a prestigious Police Bravery Award.

The officer was named as the Region 1 (North West) winner at the 23rd national Police Bravery Awards on 12 July, hosted by the Police Federation of England and Wales. The awards, sponsored by Police Mutual, honour and recognise police officers who perform outstanding acts of bravery.

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PC Charlie Guenigault after the terror attack

Two Metropolitan Police officers who ran to London’s aid during a terror attack have jointly won a Police Bravery Award.

PC Keith Palmer GM was named posthumously as the Region 8 (London) winner, alongside PC Charlie Guenigault at the 23rd national Police Bravery Awards in London on 12 July, hosted by the Police Federation of England and Wales.

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Police Bravery Award

PCs Gary Sharpe and Victoria Threadgold from Northumbria Police who challenged a man waving a Samurai sword and gun at them have won a prestigious Police Bravery Award.

The officers were named as the Region 2 (North East) winners at the 23rd national Police Bravery Awards in London on 12 July, hosted by the Police Federation of England and Wales.

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Police Bravery Award

Wiltshire Inspector Ian Stevenson who risked his life to save a vulnerable woman from an oncoming train has won a prestigious Police Bravery Award.

Inspector Stevenson (now retired) was named as the Region 6 (South West) winner at the 23rd national Police Bravery Awards in London on 12 July, hosted by the Police Federation of England and Wales.

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Police Bravery Awards

Police officers who have demonstrated outstanding acts of bravery have been commended today (Thursday 12 July 2018) at the 23rd Annual Police Bravery Awards.

The awards, hosted by the Police Federation of England and Wales and sponsored by Police Mutual, honours some of the finest officers in England and Wales who have performed incredible acts of bravery, while on or off duty. 

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RIFT Social Enterprise

Custodial Review editor Victoria Galligan caught up with Andy Gullick, Chief Executive of RIFT Social Enterprise, which offers accounting advice to prisoners.

RIFT Group was, established in 1999, by Chairperson Jan Post, to specialise in tax advice and refunds for individuals and small businesses. The company has since grown to be the UK’s leading tax refund specialist. 

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PRT Transforming Lives Programme

Children are often devastated when their mum is sent to prison but their interests are rarely considered by a justice system which is blind to their needs, a new report by the Prison Reform Trust (PRT) reveals.

For most children, their mother is their primary carer. Every year an estimated 17,000 children experience their mum being sent to prison. Last year, 83% of women sentenced to prison had committed a non-violent crime and 62% were serving a sentence of six months or less.

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Police Federation of England and Wales

News that overnight allowance is to be paid to all those eligible officers who will be working away from home as part of the policing operation for the American presidential visit has been welcomed.

Simon Kempton, Police Federation of England and Wales’ lead on mutual aid, said the news was positive, albeit should have been made at the outset of the planning process.

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St George’s Crypt offers ROTL placements

The Custodial Review spoke to Tara McMillan, who is an offender supervisor at Nuture – a voluntary organisation based at St George’s Crypt in Leeds which offers ROTL placements to women in custody.

Here, Tara outlines the work which Nurture do with prisoners in order to boost their self-esteem and get them ready for work by normalising life on the outside.

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Routine Arming Survey reports show that officers across England and Wales want better access to Tasers

Findings from the 2017 local Routine Arming Survey reports show that officers across England and Wales want better access to Tasers, which is supported by the Protect the Protectors campaign.

The local reports follow the national survey headline findings which were published last year.