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Firefighters to be trained as police officers for seven Devon towns

Firefighters to be trained as police officers for seven Devon towns
The new role will be called 'community responder' Seven firefighters are to be trained as police officers is what is believed to be a national first. ...
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The little-known police of the sea who keep Plymouth's naval base safe

The little-known police of the sea who keep Plymouth's naval base safe
Patrolling 24/7, 365 days a year, the MoD Police Marine Unit are helping keep the waters around Plymouth safe As large as  Plymouth Sound  i...
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Rural police forces consider giving guns to regular officers

Rural police forces consider giving guns to regular officers
Three forces believe that the large areas they cover mean current system of elite firearms officers would be too slow in responding to serious gun cri...
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One in four police officers who died in Devon and Cornwall since 2009 took their own lives

One in four police officers who died in Devon and Cornwall since 2009 took their own lives
Calls grow for better safeguards to 'protect the protectors' including better mental health provision and greater punishments for those who assault em...
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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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PC shares resignation on social media

THE HERALD - A Devon and Cornwall police officer has published her powerful and damning resignation letter on social media. Laura Beal, an officer for...
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