At a time when the Government are cutting back on public services and relying on the private sector to meet the challenges of providing services to the Community in many of those areas where the public sector cut backs have reduced services, the National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO) believes, the news that G4S have failed to meet their target for security personnel at the Olympic Games must leave us all concerned about the future.
The National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO) has been watching with interest the recent developments in policing and was surprised not only at the Home Secretary’s choice of candidate for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary (HMCIC) but also at the comment that he was head and shoulders above any other candidate.
The National Association of Retired Police Officers has expressed its disappointment at plans announced by the Chancellor to scrap age-related tax allowance for pensioners.
The National Association of Retired Police Officers is shocked by the news of the death of David Rathband.
The National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO) continues to be concerned at the current inaction of the Home Office in rectifying a problem that they created for elderly, injured retired police officers in several forces throughout England and Wales. In 2004 the Home Office issued advice to Forces that they reduce the pensions of all former officers injured on duty to the lowest level at age 65 years of age or older.
The National Association of Retired Police Officers is astounded at the attitude of the West Yorkshire Police towards elderly former police officers, who were forced to retire early from the Police Service following an injury they received whilst doing their duty. These officers are paid a pension to recognise the losses associated with their injury.
NARPO, the organisation representing retired police officers in England and Wales, found a very mixed bag for their members in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement.
The National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO) has reacted to the latest Crime in England and Wales: Quarterly Update to June 2011.
In this response to your invitation to provide evidence to the Independent Review of Police Officers and Staff Remuneration and Conditions, we will not comment on all the areas under consideration in detail but hope what we do say, which is borne out of considerable experience of the police service, will be helpful.
The National Association of Retired Police Officers offers our support to our serving colleagues during these difficult times. We know, as they do, the difficulties of dealing with rampant youths who are out of control on the streets of Britain. Holding the line against wanton criminality is what the police have been doing.
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