About the Police Federation of England & Wales
The Police Federation of England & Wales is a staff association for all police constables, sergeants, inspectors and chief inspectors. It was created by the Police Act 1919, passed a year after a crippling strike by the unrecognised National Union of Police and Prison Officers.
The Federation represents 99 per cent of the 125,000 police officers in England and Wales. It is the voice of the police service and it campaigns tirelessly on behalf of its members to ensure they are given a fair deal financially, legally and professionally.