Axing Norfolk’s PCSOs will make the county a less safe place

It’s no coincidence that as PCSO jobs have disappeared across the UK, crime rates have soared

Police and justice: Service group executive by-election result

Result of the by-election for the probation general seat on the police and justice service group executive.

Renationalise failing privatised probation services, say unions

The government must bring failing privatised probation services back under public control instead of leaving the taxpayer to bail them out, UNISON, NAPO and GMB said today (Wednesday). The three public service unions have written to justice secretary David Lidington highlighting how ‘risky and controversial’ reforms – where private probation firms manage thousands of people who have […]

Government must stop cutting police force jobs, says UNISON

In response to new figures published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealing a sharp rise in violent crime, UNISON national officer for police staff Ben Priestley said: “This worrying rise isn’t surprising given years of police force cuts. “Solving and preventing crime has become harder with fewer staff. “More people will […]

The life of Ryan

Ryan Jones helped a thirteen-year-old girl who was being bullied

Police cuts and crime in your area

Since the Conservatives came to power, both in coalition and after, the police service has been devastated by cuts

Back of a PCSO

Policing by numbers

The number of police officers on our streets – so called bobbies on the beat – are frequently covered in the media. But we hear less about how many police staff those officers have working with them.

Police staff vote to accept contract changes, says UNISON

Unions have cut a deal to improve the work-life balance of thousands of police staff as cuts to forces mean smaller workforces, UNISON has announced today (Thursday). As a result, police support staff will be able to exercise greater control over their working lives and improve their well-being at a time of increasing job-related stress, […]

police community support officer speaking into a radio

Police staff agree to terms and conditions changes

Members in England and Wales vote in favour of changes to the Police Staff Handbook, which will come into effect on 1 April

Service group by-elections

Nominations will open on 28 February for by-elections in five vacant seats on three of the union’s service group executives: community, local government and police and justice

Policing is changing

We caught up with police and justice service group chair Caryl Nobbs to talk about the changes to policing and why she hopes police members vote in the terms and conditions ballot taking place in England and Wales

Police staff members voting on changes to terms and conditions

Ballot papers are on their way to police staff in England and Wales

UNISON Police staff - station sign

New vision for policing strategy fails to deal with declining workforce, says UNISON

A ten-year strategy launched today (Wednesday) to transform policing does not address the serious decline in staff numbers, according to UNISON. Police Vision 2025, drawn up by police chiefs and commissioners, will fail unless the government pays for more officers to patrol the streets, says the union. Community policing has become much harder to carry […]

Policing on the cheap?

UNISON conference condemns replacing police staff with low-paid workers and unpaid volunteers

Delegates highlight changes to probation service negotiation

Police and justice conference debates the changing nature of negotiation