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Home Office reviews police widows’ pensions rules

A REVIEW has been ordered into the “feasibility and affordability” of allowing police widows and widowers to remarry without losing their pensions. Mike Penning, Police Minister, (pictured far right with campaigners) told MPs in a Parliamentary debate there was a compelling case to close the loophole that can hit the bereaved financially if they find […]

COPS seeks new Head of Operations for the charity

A NEW Head of Operations is being sought to lead Care of Police Survivors following a shake-up of the way the organisation is governed. Care of Police Survivors (COPS) is a UK registered charity and peer support group dedicated to helping the families of police officers who lost their lives on duty to cope with […]

Memorial to the first GMP officer killed on duty

A LASTING memorial to the first GMP officer killed on duty is now in place. PC Ian Rodgers was killed in 1975 when he was moving children off a railway line in Reddish and he was hit by the train. His wife Pauline was at the ceremony this week and planted the tree. It was […]

President: More events to look forward to for COPS

WELL here we are, another year, bringing with it fresh challenges for COPS but also more events to look forward to during 2015, writes COPS President Denis Gunn. Click here/see below to see the full article from Denis. The article includes information on a number of weekends for survivors and news of a new Operations […]

“He was the kind of officer the police service is built on”

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Merseyside Police officer following his off duty death during a night out in Liverpool. PC Neil Doyle has been described as “a good cop that any officer would be proud to call a colleague” following his death on 19 December. He was with two off duty colleagues when the incident […]