Police Federation needs 'radical and urgent reform'

If the Police Federation is to overcome allegations of bullying and mismanagement, they need to implement the findings of a wide-ranging report from a former senior civil servant, the Government said.

A Home Office spokesman urged the union to implement recommendations put forward by Sir David Normington, a former Home Office permanent secretary.

Police officers do a difficult and often dangerous job and they deserve a representative body that is transparent and accountable.

In his independent report into the Police Federation of England and Wales, Sir David Normington clearly identified the need for radical and urgent reform.

If the Federation is to have public legitimacy, the Normington recommendations must be implemented swiftly and in full.

– A Home Office spokesman

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