The Home Secretary Theresa May has told the Police Federation Conference that she wanted to stop officers from bringing 'frivolous' law suits against the public.
"I know that the vast majority of you are dedicated public servants of the best kind" she said.
"But when a police officer sues a member of the public because they slipped on private property that is simply not the sort of attitude police officers should exhibit".
"I want to work with the Federation to make sure police officers don't make frivolous claims".
"Not least because it would be quite wrong if people become reluctant to call the police for fear of being sued".
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.