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Armed police turning out for hundreds of routine calls across Scotland

Armed police turning out for hundreds of routine calls across Scotland
 Armed police officers have assisted in more than 1,500 missing person inquiries and responded to over 300 road accidents since a relaxation in t...
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Regional emergency exercise held in Essex

Regional emergency exercise held in Essex
Police officers from across the eastern region working together with partner emergency services took part in a live-play training exercise at DP World...
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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 Linco...
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Officers 'put off' from becoming elite marksmen

Officers 'put off' from becoming elite marksmen
Some recruits drop out, fearing how they could be treated following a police shooting, Concerns over the way armed police officers are often treated i...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Behind the scenes with armed police in Devon & Cornwall

Behind the scenes with armed police in Devon & Cornwall
  A new behind the scenes video reveals how armed police patrol Cornwall and Devon. It is explaining how firearms the teams work and train, inclu...
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West Midlands Police are deploying firearms to 60% more incidents compared to last year.

West Midlands Police are deploying firearms to 60% more incidents compared to last year.
Armed officers in the West Midlands Police were deployed on 672 more operations in the year ending March 2017 than in the year ending March 2016. West...
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Firearms officers praised as inquest into fatal police shooting concludes with lawful verdict

Firearms officers praised as inquest into fatal police shooting concludes with lawful verdict
Richard Davies, 41, was shot at his home in St Neots after firing at police and threatening to kill his own children Police have commended the firearm...
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Replica firearms putting Birmingham teens at risk as gun crime surges

Replica firearms putting Birmingham teens at risk as gun crime surges
  Armed police would be called to any incidents - sparking fears of tragic mistake Police have warned that teenagers are putting themselves in da...
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Police firearms officers describe the moments leading up to a fatal shooting

Police firearms officers describe the moments leading up to a fatal shooting
  The jury has already heard that Richard Davies was shot dead at his St Neots home on October 21, 2015, after threatening to kill his children a...
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Armed police save heart attack man's life at Wales Airshow

Armed police save heart attack man's life at Wales Airshow
  Armed police on patrol at Swansea’s Wales Airshow have helped to save the life of man who had collapsed with a heart attack. The 80-year-old wa...
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Devon and Cornwall PCC in armed civilians row

Devon and Cornwall PCC in armed civilians row
  A police chief has found herself at odds with her own force by saying she would look into whether gun owners could act as armed civilians in th...
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Tasers could be given to police officers in Dorset in wake of terror attacks

Tasers could be given to police officers in Dorset in wake of terror attacks
CASH-STRAPPED rural police officers could be issued with Tasers in the wake of recent terror attacks, Dorset’s police and crime commissioner has...
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When I joined the Police I resolved never to carry a gun. But I've changed my mind

When I joined the Police I resolved never to carry a gun. But I've changed my mind
  The Guardian - I’ve been a police officer for 20 years. When I joined the service I resolved that if I was ever required to carry a gun, ...
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Armed police 'inundated' with support from public

Armed police 'inundated' with support from public
Nottinghamshire Police say armed patrol officers have been "inundated with messages of support" from the public over the last week There was an increa...
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