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THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH

THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH
On World Mental Health Day National Vice-Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) Ché Donald explains why supporting Mental Health i...
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PFEW: Chiefs have Taser funding, so what’s next?

PFEW: Chiefs have Taser funding, so what’s next?
Last week was a massive win for the PFEW with the Government announcement of £10million for a wider roll-out of Taser   This means more colleague...
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Army widow diagnosed with PTSD after husband killed himself from same illness

Army widow diagnosed with PTSD after husband killed himself from same illness
The mum of Army veteran husband took his own life amid his post-traumatic stress disorder battle - now she has it too The widow of an Army veteran wit...
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Home Office announces £10 million for Taser uplift

Home Office announces £10 million for Taser uplift
The additional ring-fenced funding will significantly increase the number of officers carrying the devices in England and Wales. The Home Office is gi...
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Police officer injured in Holbrooks hit-and-run doesn't recognise his wife

Police officer injured in Holbrooks hit-and-run doesn't recognise his wife
PC Chris Burnham was knocked down in the line of duty The police officer who was the victim of a hit-and-run in Holbrooks has been left unable to reco...
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Suicidal frontline police who are too busy to ask for expert help

Suicidal frontline police who are too busy to ask for expert help
SUICIDAL police officers are going out on emergency jobs because they are too busy to ask for help. A number of officers surveyed during their shifts ...
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Police Federation response to IOPC ‘reasonable force’

Police Federation response to IOPC ‘reasonable force’
  Federation response to IOPC ‘reasonable force’ blog Firearms lead, Steve Hartshorn , reacts to “inaccurate” publication Last week the Independe...
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PUBLIC OVERWHELMINGLY BACK CALL FOR ALL POLICE TO CARRY TASERS

PUBLIC OVERWHELMINGLY BACK CALL FOR ALL POLICE TO CARRY TASERS
An exclusive LBC poll suggests 73% of the public think that all police officers in the UK should be armed with tasers. The survey of Police Federation...
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Police Chief wants to arm all his officers with Tasers

Police Chief wants to arm all his officers with Tasers
A CHIEF CONSTABLE is fighting back against violence in lawless Britain by arming all his officers with Taser stun guns. Nick Adderley of Northampton P...
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Police escape injury in County Fermanagh bomb attack

Police escape injury in County Fermanagh bomb attack
Police officers have escaped injury in a bomb explosion in County Fermanagh. The explosion happened at Wattlebridge, near Newtownbutler, close to the ...
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UK crime SHAME: Shock figures reveal 'appalling' attacks on police officers each day

UK crime SHAME: Shock figures reveal 'appalling' attacks on police officers each day
VIOLENT assaults on police have risen by a third in just four years, new figures reveal. Officers are being injured on duty at a rate of 28 a day as t...
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National Gun surrender comes to a close

National Gun surrender comes to a close
Hampshire Constabulary has seen more than 70 firearms handed in as part of the two-week surrender. The Firearms and Ammunition Surrender launched on J...
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Man charged after 60 guns recovered hidden in car

Man charged after 60 guns recovered hidden in car
The find is believed to be the largest seizure of lethal purpose weapons at a UK port A man has been charged after a National Crime Agency investigati...
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Scenes of violence against police in north Belfast condemned as ‘reckless’

Scenes of violence against police in north Belfast condemned as ‘reckless’
Officers came under attack with missiles and petrol bombs in three consecutive nights of violence in the North Queen Street area. A senior police offi...
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Top Suffolk police officer blames increase in sick days for mental health issues on officer cuts

Top Suffolk police officer blames increase in sick days for mental health issues on officer cuts
Suffolk's deputy police chief constable, Rachel Kearton , has spoken of her concerns after it was revealed that the number of sick days taken by polic...
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Norfolk man sold guns to undercover NCA officer

Norfolk man sold guns to undercover NCA officer
A man from Norfolk has been sentenced to life imprisonment to serve a minimum of 17-and-a-half years for supplying firearms following a covert Nationa...
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Government to ban police from issuing firearms licences without GP input

Government to ban police from issuing firearms licences without GP input
  The police will be unable to issue firearms licences until they have received medical information about an applicant from their GP, under refor...
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London Bridge attackers 'lawfully killed' by police, jury finds

London Bridge attackers 'lawfully killed' by police, jury finds
A jury at the inquest into the deaths of the three London Bridge attackers agrees they were lawfully killed by armed officers. Three terrorists who mu...
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Anthony Grainger inquiry: Lawyer calls for police officers to be prosecuted for manslaughter of unarmed man shot

Anthony Grainger inquiry: Lawyer calls for police officers to be prosecuted for manslaughter of unarmed man shot
"We want lessons to be learned. No mother should face a knock at the door to be told the police have shot and killed her son" The solicitor for the pa...
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Ipswich cop quits force due to mental health

Ipswich cop quits force due to mental health
A former police sergeant , dubbed Robocop for his arrest record, has left the force due to mental health issues. Ali Livingstone had made 5,000 arrest...
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