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'Five Years Ago, The MPS Suspended Me From Service and Withdrew My Resignation’

'Five Years Ago, The MPS Suspended Me From Service and Withdrew My Resignation’
Blog is written by former Met Police Officer, Andrew Birks , who is now an ordained Priest. Father Birks is one of the five Met Officers who were rece...
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'And breathe' police try mindfulness to beat burnout

'And breathe' police try mindfulness to beat burnout
College of Policing to fund trial for more than 1,500 officers to combat stress-related sick leave On Thursday afternoon, a dozen novice police office...
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Police starting salary 'not enough' for Thames Valley

Police starting salary 'not enough' for Thames Valley
A starting salary of £18,000 for police apprentices "won't cut the mustard" for officers joining in the Thames Valley. Craig O'Leary, of Thames Valley...
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Armed police fear impact of new colour blindness rules

Armed police fear impact of new colour blindness rules
Police Federation says tests could be discriminatory on grounds of disability and gender Hundreds of firearms officers may have to lay down their weap...
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Deaths and serious injuries guidance closer after Fed campaign

Deaths and serious injuries guidance closer after Fed campaign
Members are being urged to send in their views on draft new guidance concerning deaths and serious injuries (DSI) following police contact on non-fire...
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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 Lan...
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Major new roll-out of Taser across Northamptonshire Police's frontline officers

Major new roll-out of Taser across Northamptonshire Police's frontline officers
On Wednesday 6th September saw the first phase roll-out of Taser to an additional 100 Northamptonshire Police response officers. The Force – along wit...
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NPCC to review the national armed police response in light of the changing threat

NPCC to review the national armed police response in light of the changing threat
At the quarterly meeting of Chief Constables Council, held over the last two days, chiefs discussed the role of armed police and Taser in protecting t...
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New police welfare service is great news for over-stretched officers

New police welfare service is great news for over-stretched officers
Over-worked officers will benefit from a new £7.5m welfare fund after the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) lobbied the Government tireles...
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Body says separation should only happen when it is safe to do so.

Body says separation should only happen when it is safe to do so.
The College of Policing has issued guidance on officer separation after death or serious injury (DSI) involving firearms saying it should only happen ...
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