Does prison work? Topic to be debated at PFEW Conference this month
Personal statement from Paul McKeever, Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales:
“I have decided to retire from the police service, and thereby stand down as Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, in January 2013. An election for my successor will take place later this year.
“ I cannot stay within a service that is having the Office of Constable attacked, police officers denigrated and public safety put at risk. I will be able to fight freely outside the service; I may be retiring but I will not stop fighting for what is right and for public safety.
“The police service is full of extraordinary men and women, some of the finest in the country. It is a privilege and an honour to represent you. Stay strong.”