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Your Federation Updated Aug 2016

All police cadets, constables, sergeants, inspectors and chief inspectors can choose
to be members of the Police Federation of England and Wales under the Police Act
1996. Officers are offered this opportunity on joining, and must complete a form
electing to join. This should be explained to new entrants by local JBBs.

Some members may choose to join, but not pay subscriptions. However, only those
members of the Police Federation who contribute to the voluntary fund can access
the wide range of services offered to contributing members. The importance and
value of these services – including support during complaints, and access to legal
advice – to members is reflected by the fact only around 2% of officers choose not to
contribute.

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