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Police Scotland inspector in firearms sexism row

Police Scotland inspector in firearms sexism row
Police Scotland is facing a sexism row after an inspector said female firearms officers should not be deployed together if men were available. In an i...
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cuts see thousands of police officers signed off with mental health issues

cuts see thousands of police officers signed off with mental health issues
More than 9,000 officers have been given leave in the past three years – and experts say things will get worse due to soaring work demands Brutal cuts...
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'And breathe' police try mindfulness to beat burnout

'And breathe' police try mindfulness to beat burnout
College of Policing to fund trial for more than 1,500 officers to combat stress-related sick leave On Thursday afternoon, a dozen novice police office...
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Lives saved" as WMP seizes 100-plus firearms so far in 2018

Lives saved" as WMP seizes 100-plus firearms so far in 2018
West Midlands Police has taken more than 100 firearms off the region’s streets so far this year - recoveries that have “undoubtedly saved lives" accor...
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Close Protection officer shot terrorist Khalid Masood dead as he approached 'to kill me'

Close Protection officer shot terrorist Khalid Masood dead as he approached 'to kill me'
A minister’s bodyguard broke down in court as he told how he shot Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood dead as he believed "he was going to kill me". T...
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police officer run over while on duty 'felt his body crumple' under van wheel

police officer run over while on duty 'felt his body crumple' under van wheel
Sergeant Jim Morgan is back at work following an inspirational recovery after he was run over by Martin Stowell, who was later found not guilty of any...
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Man shot by Police , Six arrests made

Man shot by Police , Six arrests made
Man sustains arm injury as six people are arrested on suspicion of firearms offences Officers from West Midlands police forced their way into the hous...
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Fallen officers to be honoured at National Police Memorial Day

Fallen officers to be honoured at National Police Memorial Day
A congregation of more than 2,000 will gather this Sunday in Belfast to honour police officers who have died or been killed in the line of duty. ...
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Disciplinary proceedings against policeman, dropped due to a series of delays

Disciplinary proceedings against policeman, dropped due to a series of delays
Disciplinary proceedings against a Newham police constable accused of stamping on a teenage boy while he was in custody were dropped on Thursday in a ...
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Police Resettlement EXPO

Police Resettlement EXPO
The Police Resettlement EXPO is a one day recruitment event designed to provide leavers from the police   Service the opportunity to meet with co...
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Police starting salary 'not enough' for Thames Valley

Police starting salary 'not enough' for Thames Valley
A starting salary of £18,000 for police apprentices "won't cut the mustard" for officers joining in the Thames Valley. Craig O'Leary, of Thames Valley...
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Regional emergency exercise held in Essex

Regional emergency exercise held in Essex
Police officers from across the eastern region working together with partner emergency services took part in a live-play training exercise at DP World...
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Ross Kemp speaks out over reaction to armed police documentary

Ross Kemp speaks out over reaction to armed police documentary
His one-off ITV documentary, Ross Kemp and the Armed Police , was a no-holds barred look at guns as part of ITV's Crime & Punishment season Ross K...
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Armed police fear impact of new colour blindness rules

Armed police fear impact of new colour blindness rules
Police Federation says tests could be discriminatory on grounds of disability and gender Hundreds of firearms officers may have to lay down their weap...
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Obsolete Calibre (Antique) Firearms Threat Briefing

Obsolete Calibre (Antique) Firearms Threat Briefing
The role of NABIS is to support policing in reducing the threat from the criminal use of firearms. The use of antique firearms in crime was first iden...
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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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