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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 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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