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police officers taking sick days for poor mental health doubles in six years

police officers taking sick days for poor mental health doubles in six years
The number of police officers taking sick leave because of mental health problems has nearly doubled in just six years. The London’s Met saw a drastic...
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Merseyside police on recruitment drive to deal with rise in number of shootings

Merseyside police on recruitment drive to deal with rise in number of shootings
  Merseyside Police is recruiting extra armed officers to deal with a rise in the number of shootings in the area. Despite overall cuts to the fo...
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More officers to be armed with Tasers to 'keep public safe'

More officers to be armed with Tasers to 'keep public safe'
An East Midland police force is training more officers in the use of Taser. Lincolnshire Police says the drive will help resolve incidents quicker whi...
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Replica firearms putting Birmingham teens at risk as gun crime surges

Replica firearms putting Birmingham teens at risk as gun crime surges
  Armed police would be called to any incidents - sparking fears of tragic mistake Police have warned that teenagers are putting themselves in da...
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NPCC to review the national armed police response in light of the changing threat

NPCC to review the national armed police response in light of the changing threat
At the quarterly meeting of Chief Constables Council, held over the last two days, chiefs discussed the role of armed police and Taser in protecting t...
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Police firearms officers describe the moments leading up to a fatal shooting

Police firearms officers describe the moments leading up to a fatal shooting
  The jury has already heard that Richard Davies was shot dead at his St Neots home on October 21, 2015, after threatening to kill his children a...
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New police welfare service is great news for over-stretched officers

New police welfare service is great news for over-stretched officers
Over-worked officers will benefit from a new £7.5m welfare fund after the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) lobbied the Government tireles...
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Police officers get extra leave to help 'wellbeing'

Police officers get extra leave to help 'wellbeing'
Police officers are to have extra days off as part of a "wellbeing" plan by Lincolnshire Police. The additional two days' paid leave will be used by o...
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Body says separation should only happen when it is safe to do so.

Body says separation should only happen when it is safe to do so.
The College of Policing has issued guidance on officer separation after death or serious injury (DSI) involving firearms saying it should only happen ...
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Should more West Yorkshire police officers be armed?

Should more West Yorkshire police officers be armed?
  The public in West Yorkshire are to be asked whether police in the county should be routinely armed with guns and Taser electric stun weapons. ...
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Call to challenge mental health stigma after suicide of Sheffield policeman

Call to challenge mental health stigma after suicide of Sheffield policeman
+ The family of a Sheffield policeman who took his life after battling depression say the ‘stigma’ around mental health should be challenged. PC Carl ...
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Armed police save heart attack man's life at Wales Airshow

Armed police save heart attack man's life at Wales Airshow
  Armed police on patrol at Swansea’s Wales Airshow have helped to save the life of man who had collapsed with a heart attack. The 80-year-old wa...
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Police officer threatened with a shotgun

Police officer threatened with a shotgun
A police officer was threatened with a shotgun after chasing a suspect into an alley in Anerley. Two officers were in plain clothes and carrying out p...
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Police Mental Health sickness up by 47%

Police Mental Health sickness up by 47%
Che Donald , the Federation’s lead on Police Officer Mental Health, said: 'There is a systematic failure of care to these officers'. The number of pol...
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Police chiefs to consider arming beat bobbies with pistols

Police chiefs to consider arming beat bobbies with pistols
The controversial move could overturn Britain’s proud tradition of routine unarmed policing. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) will meet next...
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Pressure on police forces sees officers contemplating suicide

Pressure on police forces sees officers contemplating suicide
  Detective Warren Hines says he is aware of sergeants allocating work "on the basis of who is the least tearful that morning". A decorated senio...
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Additional 1800 officers to be equipped with Taser

Additional 1800 officers to be equipped with Taser
The Met Commissioner has today, Tuesday, 20 June, announced her decision to equip an additional 1,800 officers across the Met with Taser to better pro...
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Joint firearms operation leads to arrests

Joint firearms operation leads to arrests
Two men have been charged with seven firearms offences after they were arrested by armed officers from the National Crime Agency. Zahid Ali (33) from ...
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Man 'reaching for knife' tasered by police outside Parliament

Man 'reaching for knife' tasered by police outside Parliament
A man was brought down with a Taser outside the Palace of Westminster after he reached for a knife when approached by officers, Scotland Yard has said...
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Jermaine Baker shooting: Firearms officer will not be charged

Jermaine Baker shooting: Firearms officer will not be charged
A Met Police firearms officer will face no charges over the shooting of a man who was killed in a botched attempt to free a prisoner, prosecutors said...
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