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These pages are designed to give you an insight into what the Federation is, what it can do for you and how it is structured within Sussex.

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) is a national body which represents Police Officers up to and including the rank of Chief Inspector. We are a representative body, similar to a Trade Union but without the right to resort to industrial action. Our statutory remit is 'Welfare and Efficiency'.

Each of the 43 Forces has a joint Branch Board [JBB] which is made up of 3 individual Rank Boards (Constable [CBB], Sergeant [SBB] and Inspector [IBB]).

Normally, the national chairman will not comment to the media on a local matter which does not have national implications, and such enquiries should be directed to the Chairman of Sussex Police Federation on 01273 404211 or, alternatively by e-mail .

All Federation officials, local and national, are elected for three year terms and are eligible for re-election when a term expires.

An annual conference is held each year, usually in May.

All branch boards and committees of the Federation have a reserved seat for a woman.

The Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer of the joint branch board are elected by the committee from among members of that board.

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