HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary confirms he will be speaking at Fed’s annual conference in May.
HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary Tom Winsor has confirmed he will be speaking at this yearâ€™s Police Federation conference in front of hundreds of serving officers.
Mr Winsor, who is the first person to have been appointed to the post who is not a serving officer, had previously declined invitations to pre-conference events held by the Inspectors and Constables Central Committees due to a prior engagement.
This prompted a question mark over whether he would attend the full conference, which takes place from May 14 to 16.
But Mr Winsor told PoliceOracle.com that he had received the invitation to speak at the conference last week and â€œimmediately acceptedâ€.
It has been customary for the HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary to attend past conferences. At last yearâ€™s event, Mr Winsorâ€™s predecessor Sir Denis Oâ€™Connor held an on-stage question and answer session on the 2011 riots.
Mr Winsor is controversial among the rank-and-file for his two reports recommending huge changes to pay and conditions.
Home Secretary Theresa May is understood to have confirmed her attendance, despite being jeered and heckled during her speech defending the governmentâ€™s reforms at last yearâ€™s conference.
Winsor: ‘See You At Fed Conference’