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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 hi...
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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 th...
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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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Cop paralysed in Westminster terror attack can finally put kids to bed again

Cop paralysed in Westminster terror attack can finally put kids to bed again
A police officer paralysed in the Westminster terror attack is finally able tuck his kids into bed again thanks to the DIY SOS squad.Hundreds of volun...
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Met Firearms Officers transferring out up 1300 per cent

Met Firearms Officers transferring out up 1300 per cent
Expertise is sometimes 'irreplaceable' the Met admittedThe number of firearms officers transferring out of the Met Police has surged 1300 per cent ove...
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Chiefs to pursue options for probationers to carry Taser

Chiefs to pursue options for probationers to carry Taser
The National Police Chiefs’ Council has supported proposals for selected probationers to be able to carry Taser after completing a rigorous applicatio...
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Responding to Trauma in Policing – New College Guidance

Responding to Trauma in Policing – New College Guidance
Brand new guidance ‘Responding to Trauma in Policing’ has been published by the College of Policing.Prompted by a series of Trauma CPD events in Lanca...
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Case study: Avon & Somerset - diagnosed with PTSD

Case study: Avon & Somerset - diagnosed with PTSD
Years of being punched, kicked, battered, and spat upon, forced PC Simon Mudge to leave Avon & Somerset Police and the job he “loved”.After two ye...
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Museum of Armed Policing

Museum of Armed Policing
The Museum of Armed Policing (MAP) project is now well underway and is on course for opening on the 1st September 2018.The Museum is situated at PFOA ...
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Armed police - cop's eye view of gun training exercise is a real eye-opener

Armed police - cop's eye view of gun training exercise is a real eye-opener
Force has seen 50% increase in officers carrying guns since Paris terror attacksTraining for a day they hope will never come, these are the firearms o...
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No police force is immune from welfare results

The workshops, organised by the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) follow extensive research into the links between demand, capacity and of...
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Police tyre shooting was 'justified'

Police tyre shooting was 'justified'
Firearms officers were justified in shooting out the tyres of a car which had rammed a police vehicle, the police watchdog has ruled.The shooting took...
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North Yorkshire Police launches recruitment drive to entice firearms officers from other forces

North Yorkshire Police launches recruitment drive to entice firearms officers from other forces
NORTH Yorkshire Police are looking to benefit from the expertise of experienced detectives and firearms officers through a transferee recruitment driv...
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Man shot police officer with crossbow and set house on fire

Man shot police officer with crossbow and set house on fire
A man has admitted shooting a police officer with a crossbow bolt before setting fire to his home.Christopher Hutchison, 37, hit Sgt Stuart Morrison i...
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It's Time to Talk Day 2018

It's Time to Talk Day 2018
Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, worthless and ashamed. Time to Talk Day is a chance for all of us to be more op...
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Tasers for all Hampshire police officers with 'operational need'

Tasers for all Hampshire police officers with 'operational need'
A police force has said it will issue Tasers to all officers with a "clear operational need".Hampshire Constabulary said it would begin by doubling th...
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Officers overwhelmingly favour new Taser

Officers overwhelmingly favour new Taser
One hundred per cent of officers prefer the Taser X2 to the old model, according to Home Office research.Analysis of the new Taser found its two-shot ...
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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 l...
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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 Tase...
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