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Oxford shooting: Police and gunman in standoff

Oxford shooting: Police and gunman in standoff
Armed police have exchanged fire with a gunman after a person was shot in Oxford city centre. Thames Valley Police said shots had been fired from a pr...
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Device discovered at home of second PSNI officer's parents in Londonderry

Device discovered at home of second PSNI officer's parents in Londonderry
The PSNI have said they will offer support to the family of a police officer whose relatives were targeted by “cowardly thugs” who planted a hoax devi...
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Joint Operation Nets Firearms Haul 

Joint Operation Nets Firearms Haul 
Nine f irearms , including two AK47 -style machine guns, have been seized following a joint operation by Border Force and the National Crime Agency at...
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Armed Response Vehicle officer's roles to be extended

Armed Response Vehicle officer's roles to be extended
Police Scotland can confirm that the extended role of Armed Response Vehicle officers (ARVs) will be implemented on 7 May, 2018. As announced in Decem...
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CI Karen Stevenson Staffordshire Police on Armed Policing for women

CI Karen Stevenson Staffordshire Police on Armed Policing for women
Karen Stevenson: Chief Inspector, Local Police Commander & Post Incident Manager, Staffordshire Police, recently Tweeted the following message off...
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80% of police officers suffer from depression or anxiety

80% of police officers suffer from depression or anxiety
Reductions in staff numbers are having 'significant impacts upon the public' as fewer officers share larger a work load Eight of out 10 police officer...
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HMICFRS praises ‘internationally unmatched’ counter-terrorism response

HMICFRS praises ‘internationally unmatched’ counter-terrorism response
The UK is seen as the “reference nation” when it comes to responding to terror attacks, according to a summary report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of...
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South Wales Police Taser policy to be reviewed in light of gun and knife crime

South Wales Police Taser policy to be reviewed in light of gun and knife crime
It is in response to the number of officers being kicked, punched and spat at on a weekly basis The chief constable of South Wales Police is ordering ...
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Duty officer must be able to track outside firearms officers at major incidents, says review

Duty officer must be able to track outside firearms officers at major incidents, says review
Duty officer must be able to track outside firearms officers at major incidents, says review Chiefs agree that introducing capability is ‘crucial’ and...
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Police attacked with petrol bombs at illegal dissident republican parade

Police attacked with petrol bombs at illegal dissident republican parade
Police say attack was 'premeditated' Police have been pelted with petrol bombs and projectiles at an illegal dissident republican march in Londonderry...
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Police body cameras 'reduce the need to fire Taser'

Police body cameras 'reduce the need to fire Taser'
Police officers who wear body cameras have Tasered fewer suspects in West Yorkshire, a senior chief has said as figures show a drop in discharges. Ass...
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Man viciously attacks police officers with a sword

Man viciously attacks police officers with a sword
One police officer was seriously injured in the attack which happened on Upper Chorlton Road in Whalley Range shortly before 3pm this Sunday. Shocking...
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Support programme is helping hundreds of vulnerable officers

Support programme is helping hundreds of vulnerable officers
Charity and staff association jointly fund scheme A support service for vulnerable officers is dealing with 261 active cases across England, Wales and...
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PSNI 'will learn' from death of a Police Inspector who shot himself 

PSNI 'will learn' from death of a Police Inspector who shot himself 
An inquest into the death of a police inspector who shot himself in a police station has heard the PSNI "will learn lessons" from the case. Insp Peter...
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Jermaine Baker shooting: CPS confirms no charges after review

Jermaine Baker shooting: CPS confirms no charges after review
A decision not to bring charges against a police officer who fatally shot a man during a botched attempt to free a prisoner has been upheld. The Crown...
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Officer let down during PTSD battle

Officer let down during PTSD battle
PC pens open and honest letter about experiences of struggling to be referred for crucial therapy. “A tragic fatal, a few hangings, countless sudden d...
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Stansted Airport Terror Attack Exercise

Stansted Airport Terror Attack Exercise
Armed police were seen stalking through one of London’s busiest airports as they responded to a mock-up terror attack. Stansted Airport staff joined p...
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Ex-doctor caught with guns wrote down 'assassination plans'

Ex-doctor caught with guns wrote down 'assassination plans'
A retired emergency doctor has told a court he made plans to "assassinate" dozens of people involved in the dismissal from his job. Martin Watt said h...
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Police officer’s car set alight after ‘booby trap bomb explodes’ in Northern Ireland

Police officer’s car set alight after ‘booby trap bomb explodes’ in Northern Ireland
A police officer’s car has been set on fire after a ‘booby trap bomb’ reportedly exploded in Northern Ireland . The female police officer was not in t...
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Force sets roll-out date for latest Taser model

Force sets roll-out date for latest Taser model
A force has begun training its firearms officers to use the latest Taser model. Staffordshire Police has invested £128,000 to supply each officer from...
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