Base police officers overwhelmingly supported a vote of no confidence to the Minister of the Interior, Priti Patel , the first of its kind in over a decade.
In a scathing ad, the Police Federation of Englandt Wales (PFEW), which represents 130,000 officers, said Patel and the government "could not be trusted " and warned "warm words were not enough ".
The move comes after confirmation on Wednesday that officers earning £ 24,000 or more would be hit with d 'a salary freeze in 2021-2022.
PFEW National President John Apter sai d: "As an organization that represents over 130 000 police officers, I can say quite categorically - we have no confidence in the current Minister of the Interior. I cannot look my colleagues in the eye and do nothing. "
Ghost Home Secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds said he wrote to Patel to tell him his position was" " untenable "following the vote of no confidence.
Patel tried to take a standner as a champion of the police, declaring in her party conference speech that the Conservatives had resumed "their rightful place as the party of law and order in Britain "and were committed to giving the police the powers they need to fight crime.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has put the police at the heart of his campaign ahead of the last parliamentary elections, committing to recruit 20,000 police officers , as well as the extension of the powers of stop and search and the increase sentences for assaults on police officers.
Johnson and Patel attempted to prosecute the Federationpolice with appearances of support at the organization 's annual conference.
But after the government payroll announcement on Wednesday, The Police Federation met an extraordinary meeting of its national council, comprising the president and secretary of each of the 43 branches of the force, where a vote of no confidence in Patel was passed.
It is considered the first time that the PFEW has supported a vote of no confidence in an Home Secretary since 2007 for Jacqui Smith of Labor, on his decision not to backdate an increase in 2.5% salary.
This week they also voted to withdraw their support for the police Compensation review body process policemen.
Apter ajoute: "We often hear the Home Secretary praising the police, but our members are so angry with this government. They have been on the front line of this pandemic for 18 months and will now see other public services receiving pay increases even though they are not receiving anything.
“At the start of this pandemic they suffered from PPE shortages and were not even given priority for vaccination. They continue to be politicized and this salary announcement is the last straw.
The federation said inflation is expected to rise to almost 4% later this year, the pa y freeze was a cut in real wages for police officers. In a statement, he said Patel and the government "cannot be trusted or taken at face value in the way we would expect ".
"As an undisputed voiceFrom the police we say this to the Minister of the Interior: you cannot congratulate our members for their heroic efforts with one hand, while actually taking their salary with the other, ”said the federation. "Warm words are no longer enough.
Thomas-Symonds said: "The position of the Home Secretary is clearly untenable, and the Police deserve nothing less than urgent action from the Prime Minister and this government. "
A Home Office spokesman said: "The Home Secretary has repeatedly demonstrated his commitment to supporting the brave police officers who keep us safe, giving them the resources and powers they need to fight against crime and protect the public. ”