Police Federation of Australia Launches National Awareness Campaign on Police Officer Mental Wellbeing

In 2017, the Police Federation of Australia secured a $1 million-dollar grant from the Proceeds of Crime Account (POCA) (Section 298) to fund a National Awareness Campaign on Police Officer Mental Wellbeing. Two key elements of the campaign were a song, ‘Graduation Day’, by acclaimed Australian recording artist John Schumann and a telemovie ‘Dark Blue’. […]

Media Release: International police community raises concern regarding arrest of South African Police Union President

OTTAWA – The International Council of Police Representative Associations (ICPRA) has written to the South African Police Minister, the Hon. Bheki Cele, to express their concern regarding this weekend’s arrest, in Pretoria, of South African Police Union President Mpho Kwinika, following Mr. Kwinika’s calls to investigate corruption at the senior levels of the South African […]

No Easy Thing to Address the Burden of the Past

Mark Lindsay, Chair, Police Federation for Northern Ireland

There’s an entire generation in Northern Ireland for whom the ‘Troubles’ were something that happened before they were born. They never woke up to the latest news of appalling terrorist actions or the misery they left in their wake. It’s now twenty years since the Belfast Agreement which was to transform Northern Ireland; end the […]

Australian Police Week 2018

Fiona Wade, Senior Adviser, PFA

The upcoming ICPRA conference will be part of the PFA’s inaugural Police Week in September 2018. Bookended by the Wall to Wall: Ride for Remembrance and National Police Remembrance Day; the event aims to draw the policing community together to participate and honor those officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and celebrate the wonderful […]

Flexible Working Arrangements for Police Officers in Australia and New Zealand

Mark Burgess, CEO, Police Federation of Australia

In October 2016, the PFA commissioned a comprehensive survey investigating Flexible Working Arrangements for Police Officers in Australia and New Zealand. The survey was completed by over 11,400 officers 16.5% of all Australian and New Zealand sworn officers. This is the largest member survey the PFA has ever conducted, the high participation rate demonstrates that […]

Garda Representative Association Wellbeing Survey 2018

Garda Representative Association

This Report makes for startling reading. Dr Fallon concludes that over a quarter of our membership may be suffering from either Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or a variant of this condition and that organisational, structural and working deficiencies may be directly contributing to this serious state of affairs. Internal operational pressures and external life demands […]

Police Tackle Firearms Data Gap

Chris Cahill, President, New Zealand Police Association Police Tackle Firearms Data Gap

The Police Association and Police National Headquarters (PNHQ) both want to improve the official recording of firearms incidents in New Zealand. Both the Association and the PNHQ know there are almost daily reports of criminal incidents involving firearms in New Zealand. Both the Association and PNHQ know there are almost daily reports of criminal incidents […]

Dealing With The Past Is Next Big Challenge

Mark Lindsay, Chair, Police Federation for Northern Ireland Dealing With The Past Is Next Big Challenge

Dealing with the past can often impact badly on the here and now, and nowhere else is that more the case than Northern Ireland. Legacy is a potentially toxic issue. Since the 1998 Belfast or Good Friday Agreement, which was supposed to signal an end to terrorism and deliver lasting peace, the past has been […]

Dangerous Spate of Ramming Assaults on Police Cars in New Zealand

Chris Cahill, President, New Zealand Police Association Dangerous Spate of Ramming Assaults on Police Cars in New Zealand

The Police Association is disturbed at what appears to be a growing trend of offenders deliberately ramming police officers and their cars, after five ramming incidents occurred in the space of a few weeks in early May. “These incidents seriously endanger the lives of the police officers, put at risk innocent members of the public […]