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Police Officers allowed to Carry Taser in Court

Police Officers allowed to Carry Taser in Court
Lord Burnett, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales  Issued the eleventh amendment to the criminal practice directions. This update includes a ...
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Covid: More than 800 police officers have tested positive

Covid: More than 800 police officers have tested positive
More than 800 police officers in the UK have tested positive for Covid since the pandemic began, new figures show.  Across 24 of the UK's 45 poli...
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Quorn gunman: Man shot by police after 'pointing gun at children' near school

Quorn gunman: Man shot by police after 'pointing gun at children' near school
ARMED police have shot a man with a Baton round who reportedly pointed a firearm at children near a school in the village of Quorn, Leicestershire. Of...
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The weapon was very clearly an airgun and he was not close enough to cause any harm. The police used rubber bullets to deal with ... Read More
Friday, 13 November 2020 07:54
Guest — Richard
Air weapons including Air "Rifles kill people every year. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/13488202_Air_weapon_fatalities... Read More
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Guest — Zemran
Many people are killed with butter knives as well but you are unlikely to see armed police arrive at your breakfast table. Air gu... Read More
Friday, 13 November 2020 12:11
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Discover Your Potential

Discover Your Potential
In 2001, as a fresh faced 22-year-old, I joined Bedfordshire Police.  Before joining, I had graduated from De Montfort University with a 2nd clas...
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A Force To Be Reckoned With’ My Time In The Met’s TSG & Firearms Unit

A Force To Be Reckoned With’ My Time In The Met’s TSG & Firearms Unit
Chris Donaldson, who retired from the Met in 2013 as an inspector, reflects on what made him proud to be a police officer. One day I was sitting in th...
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Legal Proceedings involving officer W80

Legal Proceedings involving officer W80
  PFOA - CEO Mark Williams  Today’s court of appeal ruling has the potential to have far reaching implications not only for Authorised Firea...
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Police Officers with PTSD are being taught surfing

Police Officers with PTSD are being taught surfing
The Devon and Cornwall Police-led project is first of its kind in the world which is designed to help police officers, firefighters and paramedics who...
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‘Unacceptable and appalling’ rise in assaults on emergency workers

‘Unacceptable and appalling’ rise in assaults on emergency workers
Stark statistics which show that assaults on emergency service workers rose by 29 per cent in August compared to the same period last year have been c...
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Croydon shooting: Officer shot dead at police station

Croydon shooting: Officer shot dead at police station
The officer was shot by a man who was being detained at the custody centre in Windmill Lane. It is believed the suspect was taken to the station, wher...
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Eleven police officers injured by 'corrosive substance' in Barnet

Eleven police officers injured by 'corrosive substance' in Barnet
Eleven Met Police officers have been injured by a "corrosive substance" during a drugs raid in north London. They had been called to an industrial are...
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Horrific injuries suffered by police officer in brutal city centre attack

Horrific injuries suffered by police officer in brutal city centre attack
A police officer has vowed to “continue running towards the danger” despite receiving these horrific injuries in a brutal attack while on duty in Norw...
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Revealed: Test's show new body armour may NOT save the lives of Britain's elite soldiers and police firearms officers

Revealed: Test's show new body armour may NOT save the lives of Britain's elite soldiers and police firearms officers
Safety experts said result of our experiment on the chest plates was 'alarming'One serving SAS soldier said that it 'shouldn't have been brought into ...
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Taser 7 approval welcomed

Taser 7 approval welcomed
The announcement police officers can be equipped with a more effective Taser following the approval of a new model by the Home Secretary has been welc...
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Police officer called to Christmas Eve murder left with PTSD

Police officer called to Christmas Eve murder left with PTSD
Following a tribunal hearing, a judge criticised the force for how it dealt with an officer who was absent from work due to serious mental ill health ...
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Attacks on officers up 40% during Lockdown

Attacks on officers up 40% during Lockdown
Attacks on police in London have risen sharply during the coronavirus lockdown, exclusive figures have shown. Met Police figures showed 2,027 assaults...
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Man shot by police in Runcorn 'seriously injured'

Man shot by police in Runcorn 'seriously injured'
A man has been shot by police and "sustained serious injuries" in Cheshire, it has been confirmed. An eyewitness told the BBC he heard two shots fired...
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Police chief hits out after a policewoman was viciously assaulted as she arrested a sex attacker

Police chief hits out after a policewoman was viciously assaulted as she arrested a sex attacker
The constable was kicked in the head as she rescued a terrified woman A  police chief has hit out after a hero rookie policewoman was viciously a...
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Three shootings within hours of each other in capital

Three shootings within hours of each other in capital
Three shootings have taken place within just a few hours of one another in London. In a night of bloodshed in the capital, five people were shot betwe...
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Police leaving forces in large numbers blaming violence, low pay and social media

Police leaving forces in large numbers blaming violence, low pay and social media
DISILLUSIONED police are quitting the force early, with chiefs blaming the toxic trio of violence, low pay and increased exposure on social media. Aro...
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Police Federation issues statement as officer's gross misconduct hearing ends

Police Federation issues statement as officer's gross misconduct hearing ends
The Sussex Police Federation has issued a statement following the conclusion of a gross misconduct hearing after a police officer was involved in a co...
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