Police Federation chiefs to retire after 'turbulent period'

The chairman and the general secretary of the embattled Police Federation will both retire at the end of next month, the organisation announced today.

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Police Federation General Secretary also retires

The General Secretary of the Police Federation of England and Wales, Ian Rennie, has also announced he will retire at the end of the Police Federation annual conference on May 24.

Ian Rennie will retire. Credit: Police Federation

A spokesman said: "Ian has been the chief negotiator on police pay, terms and conditions for the last six years, leading negotiations on behalf of all police officers during an incredibly turbulent period in policing history."

Police Federation chair retires after 'turbulent period'

The Chairman of the Police Federation Steve Williams will retire from the police service at the end of May following "a turbulent period" in the federation's history, the organisation has announced.

Steve Williams has announced he will retire in May. Credit: Police Federation

In a statement, Mr Williams said: “The Police Federation has faced a turbulent period in its history and there has been much criticism of our organisation and the way certain members behaved."

Mr Williams was instrumental in commissioning the Independent Review into the Police Federation in 2012, a decision welcomed by many from across the political landscape, in the wake of the Plebgate incident and after confidence in the organisation was severely tested.


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