The Sergeants Branch Board represents the second largest body of police officers in the Avon and Somerset Constabulary after Constables. The role of Sergeant has quite possibly been the fastest evolving role within the police service in recent years with ever greater responsibility being placed upon the officers occupying the rank. It is our belief that Sergeants set the standards for others to follow regardless of their rank or position. It is a complex role with many facets, demanding moral courage to challenge unrealistic aims, to protect colleagues in their charge from the weight of bureaucracy whilst insuring levels of service are of a high standard.
We agree that the office of the constable is sacrosanct and it is our belief too the sorts of duties that we perform, and are expected to perform, on a daily basis, should only be performed by warranted officers such as ourselves. The Sergeants Branch Board will keep you informed of up to date proposals and developments as they happen. We will publish the information through these pages. Most importantly we want to hear from you. You are the officers we represent but we can only represent you if you tell us about those issues that are of concern to you. You can join us by registering in the private 'forum area' to discuss these issues as they develop.

Each district has a constables federation representative as well as representatives in this rank for police women and ethnic minority officers. If you want to find out who your representative is, and how to contact them then the details can be found within this site by clicking here.

Peter Land
Sergeants Secretary