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Hard-hitting editorial leads new edition of 'Upbeat'

The December edition of Leicestershire Police Federation's Upbeat magazine is now out and available to view or download. Printed copies will be circulated around the Force.

Inside this Christmas edition are hard-hitting editorials from Federation secretary Matt Robinson and chairman Tiff Lynch who says those in the Force who have warned the Government that cuts would face consequences are starting to feel vindicated by the latest crime figures.

"Once again, it appears our pleas have been ignored," she says.

Elsewhere in Upbeat, there is news of the proposed bill to increase protection for officers and punishment for those who assault them gaining pace as the Protect the Protectors campaign gains momentum in Parliament.

There is the story of why the Federation is so disappointed with the latest findings of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services after Leicestershire Police was told to improve its efficiency.

Reports into how the Force plans to deal with stress in the workforce and better help those involved in Post-Incident Procedures are also inside along with the news of why Leicestershire detective Emma Kunne won a national award.

And DCC Roger Bannister looks back on his career ahead of his retirement in February and talks of his high and low points in the job.

You can read Upbeat here.