– Damian Green, Policing and Criminal Justice Minister
I am pleased the vast majority of police officers do not want the right to strike - their work is too important.
Our police have done a fantastic job to cut crime by 10% over the first two years of this Government, despite having to play their role in cutting the country's record deficit.
The Federation has a key role to play in driving our reforms on improving professionalism and leadership across all ranks and I look forward to working closely with them in the future.
The Police Federation says officers have voted to seek the right to take industrial action.