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Latest issue of Top Cover magazine

Latest issue of Top Cover magazine
  The latest edition of the PFOA magazine Top Cover is now available to download in this issue:   Out and about - West Midlands Police From ...
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Seminar addresses serious post incident issues

Seminar addresses serious post incident issues
Delegates to the Federation’s second annual Post Incident Procedures (PIPs) seminar have been hearing from a range of guest speakers and experts. ...
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Growing calls for development of a police reserve

Growing calls for development of a police reserve
London politicians, Fed branch chairman and special staff association all in favour of retired officers working a few hours a month There are growing ...
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'I thought I'd never see kids again' says police officer blinded with ammonia

'I thought I'd never see kids again' says police officer blinded with ammonia
A police officer today told of the  terrifying moment ammonia was thrown in his face as he tried to arrest an erratic driver, saying: “I thought ...
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Police mount 1,000 firearms operations after shootings across West Midlands

Police mount 1,000 firearms operations after shootings across West Midlands
  Force gun amnesty has seen 118 items handed in, including 37 lethal weapons and ammunition West Midlands Police has mounted more than 1,000 fir...
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Guns seized as 12 arrested in cross-channel investigation

Guns seized as 12 arrested in cross-channel investigation
   Twelve people, including a serving Border Force officer , have been arrested as part of an international operation targeting a crime grou...
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Top trauma surgeon reveals shocking extent of London’s gun crime

Top trauma surgeon reveals shocking extent of London’s gun crime
A leading trauma surgeon has told how the number of patients treated for gunshot injuries at a major London hospital has doubled in the last five year...
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Mock terror attack staged in Scotland to test emergency services

Mock terror attack staged in Scotland to test emergency services
   In the simulation, "terrorists" drove a truck into a building in Edinburgh , with dozens of volunteers posing as casualties. A joint coun...
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Armed Bedfordshire police officers equipped with body worn video cameras to increase transparency

Armed Bedfordshire police officers equipped with body worn video cameras to increase transparency
POLICE officers carrying firearms across Bedfordshire will now be fitted with body worn video cameras to help corroborate evidence in relation to...
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Increased support for routine arming

Increased support for routine arming
These were the findings from a national firearms survey by the Police Federation of England and Wales , the first since 2006.  Just over a third ...
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The father of PC Nicola Hughes on the moment he found out she had been killed five years ago today

The father of PC Nicola Hughes on the moment he found out she had been killed five years ago today
All the Staff and membership of the PFOA thoughts are with the family and colleagues of Pc Nicola Hughes and Pc Fiona Bone who were murdered five year...
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Parsons Green terrorist incident

Parsons Green terrorist incident
The PFOA staff and membership thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and emergency services who are responding bravely to this terroris...
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Sergeant cleared after IPCC investigation left "bitter and angry"

Sergeant cleared after IPCC investigation left "bitter and angry"
A police officer cleared of wrongdoing after a 16-month Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation has told how the stress cost him his ma...
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Paramilitary threats forced 52 PSNI officers to move home

Paramilitary threats forced 52 PSNI officers to move home
In the past seven years 52 PSNI officers were forced from their homes due to threats, according to Mark Lindsay , chairman of the representative body ...
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Firearms officers to have new £50m HQ and training centre in London

Firearms officers to have new £50m HQ and training centre in London
A new £50 million base for armed police officers is to be built in central London to help protect the public from terrorism. The new base will house a...
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Hero officers who shot London Bridge terrorists dead return to frontline

Hero officers who shot London Bridge terrorists dead return to frontline
The hero police officers who shot dead the London Bridge terrorists have returned to the frontline. An inquiry into the deaths of Khuram Shazad Butt, ...
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Major new roll-out of Taser across Northamptonshire Police's frontline officers

Major new roll-out of Taser across Northamptonshire Police's frontline officers
On Wednesday 6th September saw the first phase roll-out of Taser to an additional 100 Northamptonshire Police response officers. The Force – along wit...
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The Duke of Cambridge gives a speech at the National Mental Health & Policing Conference

The Duke of Cambridge gives a speech at the National Mental Health & Policing Conference
  His Royal Highness - The Duke of Cambridge gave a speech this morning at the National Mental Health and Policing Conference. Thank you, Chief C...
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Blood test for PTSD as scientists find genetic changes in traumatised soldiers

Blood test for PTSD as scientists find genetic changes in traumatised soldiers
  Post traumatic stress disorder could soon be diagnosed with simple blood test after scientists found crucial genetic changes in soldiers suffer...
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UK terror threat level severe 'for at least five years'

UK terror threat level severe 'for at least five years'
The senior UK counter-terrorism officer at Scotland Yard has warned the terror threat level will remain at severe for at least the next five years. Me...
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