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Police Officer sets up charity following the suicide of his Nephew

Police Officer sets up charity following the suicide of his Nephew
A serving West Midlands Police Officer and his family have set up a charity after his nephew, Cameron took his own life in November 2014 aged just 21....
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The Thin Blue Line – mental health in the police

The Thin Blue Line – mental health in the police
The traditional image of the British police officer is somewhere between Dixon of Dock Green and the Sweeney – strong, steadfast and unstoppable. But ...
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New taser is safer, easier and brings greater accountability

New taser is safer, easier and brings greater accountability
  New latest generation tasers are being introduced in Lincolnshire to help protect front line officers and the public. From this week 212 new Ta...
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Armed policing officers use day’s leave to meet students for talk on knives and gun crime

Armed policing officers use day’s leave to meet students for talk on knives and gun crime
Two officers from an  armed policing unit used a day’s leave to speak to students at an East Cambs college on the dangers of carrying knives and ...
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PC faces gunman after routine burglary call

PC faces gunman after routine burglary call
  PC Jemma Follows has her Taser drawn when the teenager emerges, but he vanishes from sight and she withdraws from the house. Undeterred, the re...
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Discussion on welfare support ‘long overdue’

Discussion on welfare support ‘long overdue’
The policing and fire minister is set to chair a roundtable on police wellbeing, which will include a number of experts and senior officers. Chaired b...
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Horrific moment police officer screams in terror as thug tears chunks out of her hair

Horrific moment police officer screams in terror as thug tears chunks out of her hair
One of the country’s top cops is personally taking steps to highlight the impact of officers or police staff being assaulted or abused on our streets....
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A Happy New Year for Claire as she’s awarded an MBE

A Happy New Year for Claire as she’s awarded an MBE
Congratulations to Claire Batt, Welfare Officer for the Defence Police Federation , who has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours. Claire has ...
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The mental health cloud hanging over Welsh police

The mental health cloud hanging over Welsh police
An officer who has had a breakdown during his 23 years on the force reveals what it's like facing trauma Mental health is becoming less of a taboo sub...
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Yassar Yaqub shooting - IPCC report into death unlikely to be published until later in 2018

Yassar Yaqub shooting - IPCC report into death unlikely to be published until later in 2018
  A report into the death of Yassar Yaqub is unlikely to be made public until the second half of 2018, according to investigators. Almost a year ...
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Shots fired in north Glasgow street on Christmas Day

Shots fired in north Glasgow street on Christmas Day
FIREARM DRAMA  - Shots fired in north Glasgow street on Christmas Day as cops hunt two men Officers raced to the scene in Carron Place after the ...
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Armed transport police for Manchester and Birmingham

Armed transport police for Manchester and Birmingham
British Transport Police (BTP) is scaling up counter terrorism operations in Manchester and Birmingham . New firearms, dog and "behavioural detection"...
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Demand for welfare programme rising as officers struggle to cope

Demand for welfare programme rising as officers struggle to cope
The number of police officers who are struggling to cope with the challenges they face in the course of their duties is growing, according to the late...
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BOOST FOR WAR ON TERROR

BOOST FOR WAR ON TERROR
Government hands police £50million funding boost to tackle UK terrorism The Chancellor and the Home Secretary have agreed on extras cash to boost inte...
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Police Scotland U-turn on armed policing and 500 officers to get Tasers

Police Scotland U-turn on armed policing and 500 officers to get Tasers
The force will scrap restrictions on the routine deployment of firearms officers . Hundreds of Scottish police will be armed with Tasers next year, wh...
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How 'sophisticated' crime gang went about business

How 'sophisticated' crime gang went about business
Nine men have pleaded guilty to a variety of charges linked to the most sophisticated organised crime group encountered yet by Police Scotland , accor...
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Rural police forces consider giving guns to regular officers

Rural police forces consider giving guns to regular officers
Three forces believe that the large areas they cover mean current system of elite firearms officers would be too slow in responding to serious gun cri...
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Guest — Chris Ewens
Get on with it. Englanders should have done this a long time ago. There is a reason why God put you folks on that island.
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 07:06
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I hope I saved his life but if he'd jumped I don't know if I could have lived with myself

I hope I saved his life but if he'd jumped I don't know if I could have lived with myself
In this emotional interview a retired policeman describes through tears how he saved the life of a 19-year-old on a Saturday night Walter Williams had...
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MI5: We prevented nine terror attacks in past year

MI5: We prevented nine terror attacks in past year
The UK's domestic security service said it stopped nine terror attacks this year, though it failed to prevent five others. MI5 prevented a total of ni...
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Police officers talk about their battle against PTSD

Police officers talk about their battle against PTSD
More than half of all police forces in England and Wales have told the BBC the number of officers having to take long-term sick leave because of menta...
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