< Back to 68k.news UK front page

Priti Patel skips conference . . . and row over police pay

Original source (on modern site) | Article images: [1]

Priti Patel faces a deepening rift with police officers over a pay freeze after she avoided a public appearance and defended the decision in a video.

The head of the Police Superintendents' Association (PSA) said it was "disappointing" that the home secretary had not attended their conference and accused ministers of failing officers.

Dame Cressida Dick, Britain's most senior officer, also criticised the pay freeze for the first time in her speech.

Paul Griffiths, the president of the PSA, condemned what he called a "disgraceful pay offer" and said that the organisation would withdraw from the pay review system. He said there were plans to challenge what the association viewed as a violation of the pay process.

The Police Federation, which represents 130,000 officers,

< Back to 68k.news UK front page