Theresa May has told the Police Federation delegates that the government wanted to support police officers.
Being a police officer is a tough, dangerous job. Those of us who work behind desks should never forget that you face the possibility of an encounter with lethal danger every day. You know it the moment you leave the station to do your job.
There is no more poignant reminder of the public service performed by police officers than the roll call of those who lost their lives over the last twelve months.
The Police Federation hopes the Government will to "listen to and acknowledge" issues affecting its members at this year's conference.
"We are reforming the police force to make sure it is equipped for the challenges of the future", says the Policing minister.