ABOUT THE DORSET POLICE FEDERATION
Dorset Police Federation is the statutaory body set up to represent Dorset Police Officers up to and including the rank of Chief Inspector. It is one of 43 branches of the Police Federation of England and Wales.
Established by the Police Act of 1919, the Police Federation was introduced to provide officers with a platform to bring their views on welfare and efficiency to the notice of the government and police authorities.
Similar to the function of a Trade Union the Police Federation of England and Wales negotiates with the official side on all matters concerning members pay, allowances, hours of duty, annual leave, pensions and other conditions of service.
But unlike a trade union, the Federation:
- is controlled entirely by serving police officers.
- is completely independent, with no political affiliations or associations with outside bodies.
- has no powers to call a strike or any other form of industrial action.
To access the National Website of the Police Federation of England and Wales visit www.polfed.org. This site will include all current national updates, many member service details, and details of how to book accommodation at Federation House.