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.
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.
PC Frances Peters from Norfolk Constabulary who fended off a samurai sword wielding attacker has won a regional Police Bravery Award sponsored by Police Mutual.
PC Frances Peters was named as the Region 4 (Eastern) winner at the 23rd national Police Bravery Awards in London on 12 July, hosted by the Police Federation of England and Wales.
PC Kimberley Morris from West Mercia Police has been presented with a Police Bravery Award in recognition for giving vital first aid to a stab victim while keeping the suspected attacker talking.
PC Kimberley Morris was named as the Region 3 (Midlands) winner at the 23rd national Police Bravery Awards in London on 12 July, hosted by the 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.
The Home Secretary will be invited to take the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of police officers as he addresses the rank and file for the first time tomorrow.
Calum Macleod, chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, will welcome the Right Honourable Sajid Javid MP as he take the stage to address delegates at the PFEW annual conference - his first major appointment since being appointed Home Secretary.
Among the issues Mr Macleod will raise are the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill and he will call on the Government to show support for emergency service workers and “agree that they are not society’s punch bags for those fuelled by drink and drugs, or trying to evade arrest” and to show officers that they are worth “more than an abused household pet.”