New chair in pledge to members
The new national chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales has pledged to address the issues affecting police officers on a day to day basis at the frontline of policing.
In his first address to members since taking over from Steve White on 1 January, Calum Macleod said he was looking forward to championing the rights and voices of police officers in 'every avenue' during his tenure.
"Over the last number of years we have been focusing on our internal reform and I am glad to say that reform has finished and we can now focus all our time and energy on the issues that matter to the membership.
"I give you my assurance that the issues affecting police officers on a day-to-day basis at the frontline of policing will be addressed and your issues and voices will be versed and heard at the very highest echelons of government and with the rest of our stakeholders."
Ché Donald steps into Calum's previous position of vice-chair.