Staffordshire Police Federation secretary Glyn Pattinson is encouraging members to contribute to the future of policing by being part of the annual Federation conference.

The conference is being held in Manchester on Tuesday and Wednesday (17 to 18 May). It takes place in a hybrid format with delegates meeting in person for the first time in four years and people can also attend online.

Fighting for Fairness is the theme and will see top names from policing lining up to take part in thought-provoking sessions across a wide range of issues.

Glyn says it will give members a chance to explore a turbulent few years in policing and to shape the future agenda of the Federation.

He said: “It’s fantastic that we’re able to meet in person again after the pandemic forced us to hold the last two conferences remotely.

“And I’m really pleased that we’re still able to take part online as it opens up the conference to many more people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to go.

“I’d encourage as many members as possible to take part. This is your Federation and it’s a chance to look at the impact of the last couple of years and to set the priorities for the Federation going forward.”

The conference will be facilitated by broadcaster Ian Collins.

First day highlights include discussions on pay and conditions, the Government’s uplift programme and the pension remedy.

Day two will examine the effects of trauma and mental health, CPS guidance, and misogyny in the workforce.

The conference will also be announcing the winner of the Women in Policing Award.

You can register to attend in person here.

Or you can register to join the conference online here.

Sessions can be viewed via the online platform and questions posed to speakers in the main auditorium sessions. There’s also an opportunity to build your profile and interact with other online attendees.