The Police Federation of England and Wales is a staff association for all police constables, sergeants and inspectors (including 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 (NUPPO).
The Federation represents all 140,000 police officers up to and including the rank of Chief Inspector. Its key organisational objectives are:
- To represent and promote the interests and welfare of our members, and to support colleagues to achieve the required professional standards.
- To influence internal and external decision makers at local and national levels on matters affecting our members and the police service.
- To maintain and improve the conditions of service and pay of our members.