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The little-known police of the sea who keep Plymouth's naval base safe

The little-known police of the sea who keep Plymouth's naval base safe
Patrolling 24/7, 365 days a year, the MoD Police Marine Unit are helping keep the waters around Plymouth safe As large as  Plymouth Sound  i...
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500 attacks on Norfolk police officers in a year prompts Tasers vow from chief constable

500 attacks on Norfolk police officers in a year prompts Tasers vow from chief constable
Every Norfolk officer could be armed with a Taser by 2021 – in response to the shocking news that there were 500-plus attacks on police in the past ye...
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Statement following judgment - Joseph, Coburn and Sammy v Commissioner

Statement following judgment - Joseph, Coburn and Sammy v Commissioner
  Following the judgement in the case of Joseph and Coburn v The Commissioner, Commander Kyle Gordon, of the Met’s Specialist Firearms Command sa...
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PC 'blighted by unexpected deaths' died after falling from Viaduct

PC 'blighted by unexpected deaths' died after falling from Viaduct
A POLICE officer struggled with stresses at work and a number of family deaths before he died, an inquest has heard. Richard Hooley served as a family...
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cash-strapped cops than forced to take second jobs

cash-strapped cops than forced to take second jobs
More police officers than ever (7.8%) have taken second jobs according to the headline results of our latest pay and morale survey. This is up from 6....
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Survey show police officers prepared to be armed

Survey show police officers prepared to be armed
  SIX out of 10 South Yorkshire Police officers would be prepared to be armed on duty, a PFEW survey has shown. South Yorkshire Police Federation...
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Armed police shot at from car during chase in London

Armed police shot at from car during chase in London
Shots were fired at armed police from a car and one officer was hurt during a chase through the streets of London. Officers responded to reports of pe...
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Stranded bride gets police car lift to wedding

Stranded bride gets police car lift to wedding
A bride was given a lift to her wedding in a police car after her wedding car broke down. The gift of "something borrowed and something blue" arrived ...
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Firearm amnesty removes 88 guns from the streets

Firearm amnesty removes 88 guns from the streets
A large haul of firearms, air weapons and ammunition is now off the streets of Lanarkshire. Police Scotland seized a total of 22 firearms, 66 air weap...
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Deaths and serious injuries guidance closer after Fed campaign

Deaths and serious injuries guidance closer after Fed campaign
Members are being urged to send in their views on draft new guidance concerning deaths and serious injuries (DSI) following police contact on non-fire...
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More needs to be done sooner' for police welfare

More needs to be done sooner' for police welfare
Police wellbeing is the focus of a new 'goal' being launched today by the Home Office in conjunction with partners in policing and mental health. The&...
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Frontline officers want to be armed with Tasers at all times

Frontline officers want to be armed with Tasers at all times
Survey reveals four fifths of cops believe the weapon is essential protection from violent offenders The vast majority of North Wales Police officers ...
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New Offensive Weapons Bill Launched 

New Offensive Weapons Bill Launched 
The Home Secretary has introduced new legislation to ban the delivery of knives and corrosives bought online to residential addresses. The  Offen...
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Police Scotland begin two-week firearms amnesty

Police Scotland begin two-week firearms amnesty
Police Scotland has launched a firearms amnesty, intended to stop weapons falling into the hands of criminals. Anyone who has a gun or ammunition with...
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Officer and staff welfare focus in HMICFRS ‘State of Policing’ report

Officer and staff welfare focus in HMICFRS ‘State of Policing’ report
Sir Thomas Winsor, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabularies , has today (12th June 2018) released his annual assessment of policing in the UK. ...
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Taking the policing brain on holiday

Taking the policing brain on holiday
Some great advice from the Police Dependants Trust  Taking a busy mind on holiday can be the last thing any of us (or our loved ones) really want...
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PM pays tribute to London Bridge victims and heroes on anniversary of terror attack

PM pays tribute to London Bridge victims and heroes on anniversary of terror attack
A year on from the murder of eight people, the UK's senior counter terror policing co-ordinator says the threat remains high. Britain's resolve agains...
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Multi-agency exercise 'gave us the chance to test how we would respond'

Multi-agency exercise 'gave us the chance to test how we would respond'
Emergency services have held a live training exercise to test the response to a terror attack in Lincoln city centre. The exercise was staged at Linco...
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Hundreds of police officers to receive Taser training

Hundreds of police officers to receive Taser training
MORE than 500 police officers in Scotland will start Taser training this month. Police Scotland says the move is in response to an increase in assault...
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British Transport Police opens Counter Terrorism Hub at Birmingham New Street station

British Transport Police opens Counter Terrorism Hub at Birmingham New Street station
On Thursday 24 May, British Transport Police  introduced its first regional counter terrorism unit at Birmingham New Street station.  The op...
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