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PFOA - Supporting our Armed Officers

PFOA - Supporting our Armed Officers
The PFOA are supporting their members by providing food for frontline armed officers in London and funds for refreshments for every other force.In the...
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Yvonne Fletcher: The 35-year-old vow to a dying friend

Yvonne Fletcher: The 35-year-old vow to a dying friend
Thirty-five years ago a young police officer was shot and killed at a demonstration - her colleague held her as she died. He told the Victoria Derbysh...
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Post Incident Procedures (PIP) Seminar

Post Incident Procedures (PIP) Seminar
Post Incident Procedures (PIPs) carry so much importance in the worlds of firearms and operational policing, such is the nature of any incident classi...
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Scenes of violence against police in north Belfast condemned as ‘reckless’

Scenes of violence against police in north Belfast condemned as ‘reckless’
Officers came under attack with missiles and petrol bombs in three consecutive nights of violence in the North Queen Street area.A senior police offic...
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Armed officer who was seriously hurt in hit and run praised for not shooting driver

Armed officer who was seriously hurt in hit and run praised for not shooting driver
The officer's rifle had the safety catch off and he could have legitimately opened fire judge praised an armed officer for not shooting a fleeing...
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Terror police investigate explosives near Waterloo Station, Heathrow and London City Airport

Terror police investigate explosives near Waterloo Station, Heathrow and London City Airport
Police received separate reports of suspicious packages at Waterloo Station and Heathrow and London City airports earlier today.Counter-terror police ...
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Taser ‘crucial’ in protecting officers from assaults and ensuring public safety

Taser ‘crucial’ in protecting officers from assaults and ensuring public safety
 Taser is a vital piece of protective equipment and essential in ensuring public safety and protecting officers from assaults. That is the r...
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Chatteris armed policing museum open to public in 2019

Chatteris armed policing museum open to public in 2019
A new museum dedicated to the history of armed policing will open to the public in the new year.Exhibitions will detail the use of firearms by officer...
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National Museum on Armed Policing to Open

National Museum on Armed Policing to Open
 Chattris is set to become home to a national museum early in the new year which aims to inspire youngsters and help fight knife crime. From...
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Armed police deployed across South Yorkshire after "explosion of violent crime" and threat of terrorism

Armed police deployed across South Yorkshire after "explosion of violent crime" and threat of terrorism
Armed police were deployed more times in South Yorkshire last year than at any other time in the last decade, as the number of armed officers reached ...
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Statement following judgment - Joseph, Coburn and Sammy v Commissioner

Statement following judgment - Joseph, Coburn and Sammy v Commissioner
 Following the judgement in the case of Joseph and Coburn v The Commissioner, Commander Kyle Gordon, of the Met’s Specialist Firearms Command sai...
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PM pays tribute to London Bridge victims and heroes on anniversary of terror attack

PM pays tribute to London Bridge victims and heroes on anniversary of terror attack
A year on from the murder of eight people, the UK's senior counter terror policing co-ordinator says the threat remains high.Britain's resolve against...
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Multi-agency exercise 'gave us the chance to test how we would respond'

Multi-agency exercise 'gave us the chance to test how we would respond'
Emergency services have held a live training exercise to test the response to a terror attack in Lincoln city centre.The exercise was staged at Lincol...
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More armed police are to start patrolling high-profile events in Manchester

More armed police are to start patrolling high-profile events in Manchester
GMP's armed policing unit was increased by a third last year and the force said that as a result, the public will now start seeing more officers carry...
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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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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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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 menOfficers raced to the scene in Carron Place after the a...
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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 nin...
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Give Up Your Guns - National Firearms Surrender

Give Up Your Guns - National Firearms Surrender
 Scotland Yard launched a new campaign today urging people to give up their guns to keep them out of the hands of criminals.Officers have urged m...
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Armed police stopping cars and pedestrians in Christmas Market security crackdown

Armed police stopping cars and pedestrians in Christmas Market security crackdown
Armed police officers are stopping cars and pedestrians in Birmingham city centre in a security crackdown ahead of the launch of the German Christmas ...
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