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More firearms officers ready to protect the public

More firearms officers ready to protect the public
  NPCC - There are 640 more firearms officers protecting the public in England and Wales than this time last year. The increase is largely financ...
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Taser continues to prove its worth

Taser continues to prove its worth
  New Use of Taser statistics further prove the effectiveness of the less than lethal weapon, says the Police Federation of England and Wales. To...
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Gun crime in London increases by 42%

BBC NEWS - Gun crime offences in London surged by 42% in the last year, according to official statistics. The Met Police's figures showed there were 2...
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Police Scotland stopped enhanced payments to officers

The Scottish Police Federation is challenging Police Scotland over special payments to armed officers who protect the royal family on holiday.   ...
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Sara Thornton: 'PIP must reflect support our officers deserve'

Sara Thornton: 'PIP must reflect support our officers deserve'
NPCC Chairman, writing exclusively for Police Oracle, says balance between full investigation and fair treatment of armed police officers must be...
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Armed Officers Save Lives

Armed Officers Save Lives
THE SUN - London terror attack proves why ordinary police need firearms training and must carry guns, says ex-Met gun cop. British paranoia about guns...
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Anti-terror police grab suspects from car

BBC NEWS - Armed anti-terror police have grabbed two people from a car in a busy Birmingham street. A man and woman, aged 21 and 23, were plucked from...
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Mark Duggan's family lose inquest appeal

BBC NEWS - The family of Mark Duggan, whose death sparked riots around England, have lost a legal challenge against the conclusion his death was lawfu...
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Police Scotland to lead terror exercise

A major counter-terrorism exercise will take place in Scotland later this year, the Prime Minister has announced. The operation in October will test t...
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Police face shortage of armed officers

The Sunday Times - A police chief has warned for the first time that forces will fail to meet the government’s pledge to increase the number of armed ...
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Wembley enhanced security operation

TELEGRAPH - An enhanced security force including heavily-armed police officers and tank-like armoured vehicles ensured that England's World Cup qualif...
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Westminster Terrorist Attack

Yesterday saw an attack at the very heart of democracy in our country.  There has been a tragic loss of life and our thoughts are very much with ...
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Mock terrorism exercise on River Thames

BBC NEWS - More than 200 Met Police officers have taken part in a simulated terrorist attack on the River Thames in London. Half a dozen "terrorists" ...
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My friends call me Lara Croft

My friends call me Lara Croft
BBC NEWS - PC Kelly Ellis has her finger hovering over the trigger of her Heckler and Koch G36 rifle. She has a split second to decide whether to open...
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Government must offer support

Police Oracle - The Government must offer financial support to enable forces to buy the new model of Taser, the Police Federation has said.As previous...
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Warning of terrorists crossing via ferry

STV - Terrorists could cross to Scotland by ferry from Northern Ireland, an expert has warned. Officers at the Scottish ports of Loch Ryan and Cairnry...
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Man stabbed sister and mother

WEST MIDS POLICE - A man killed his sister and critically injured his mother in a knife attack at a Wolverhampton flat before turning the knife on him...
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Driver denies firearms charges

Daily Mail - A driver accused of firearms offences following a police operation in which his passenger was shot dead has denied the charges in court. ...
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Exceptional Circumstances

THE STANDARD - Armed police will no longer be automatically suspended for firing their guns, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced. She told MPs tha...
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13 UK terror attacks foiled

Security services have prevented 13 potential terror attacks since June 2013, the UK's most senior counter-terrorism police officer has revealed. Assi...
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