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All Northants police could carry Tasers within THREE years amid rising violence

All Northants police could carry Tasers within THREE years amid rising violence
Northamptonshire’s top police officer has said that all of his frontline staff could be routinely carrying Tasers after a rise in attacks on staff. No...
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Every Norfolk response officer will be given option to arm with Taser

Every Norfolk response officer will be given option to arm with Taser
Every response officer in Norfolk will have the option to arm themselves with Taser by 2021, the chief constable has said. But he stopped short of mee...
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Seminar round-up: PIPs can affect any officer

Seminar round-up: PIPs can affect any officer
Post Incident Procedures (PIPs) are not only for specialists – they can affect any officer any time. This was the take-away message from the Federatio...
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Man shot by Police , Six arrests made

Man shot by Police , Six arrests made
Man sustains arm injury as six people are arrested on suspicion of firearms offences Officers from West Midlands police forced their way into the hous...
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Men sentenced to more than 100 years in prison for firearms offences

Men sentenced to more than 100 years in prison for firearms offences
Six men have been sentenced to more than 100 years in prison following a shooting in Bedford last year described as ‘a scene more reminiscent of Chica...
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Gun seized in Merseyside is 'most criminally used firearm in Britain'

Gun seized in Merseyside is 'most criminally used firearm in Britain'
  A gun seized by armed police after a shooting in Merseyside has been described as “the most criminally used firearm in Britain”. The Beretta 90...
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British armed cops ‘best trained and most restrained in the world’

British armed cops ‘best trained and most restrained in the world’
Armed officers in the UK are the best in the world, says the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) in spite of new figures which show a rise i...
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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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Joint firearms operation leads to arrests

Joint firearms operation leads to arrests
Two men have been charged with seven firearms offences after they were arrested by armed officers from the National Crime Agency. Zahid Ali (33) from ...
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80% of police officers attacked in past year in Northern Ireland

80% of police officers attacked in past year in Northern Ireland
Eight of every 10 PSNI officers were the victim of a physical or verbal attack in the last year. Officers described suffering assaults, including bein...
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The officers who protect Briton's nuclear sites

The officers who protect Briton's nuclear sites
BBC - Since 2005, every nuclear power station in the UK has had armed protection – the Civil Nuclear Constabulary . But why does such security e...
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