The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) is holding its Roads Policing Seminar for members to share experiences, discuss best practice, and steer the direction of roads policing.

The seminar takes place virtually on 30 January and Staffordshire Police Federation chair Lee Robinson is encouraging members who are police drivers to be part of it.

A packed agenda will see the spotlight fall on, among other issues, new legislation introduced in November 2022 which was designed to give police drivers better protection in law.

The session - titled New driving legislation - does deliver better protection for officers? - will discuss the improved legal protection that should have been afforded to police drivers through the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022.

Lee said: “The new legislation followed a successful campaign by the Federation to give police drivers better legal protection.

“This session will be a chance to explore that new legislation, to hear how it’s impacting drivers, how Forces have responded and whether they are meeting their requirements, and to discuss how it’s bedding in.

“It’s an important one for police drivers and I’d encourage them to take part, if possible.”

Registration for the seminar is now open for the Roads Policing Seminar.

Supported by Slater and Gordon Solicitors, it is a chance to engage with those in the roads policing sector, and shape the direction of roads policing.

Topics also include forensic collision investigation, health and safety around electric vehicles, and a debate on the future of roads policing.

The full agenda is available here.