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Taser - a ‘use’ is not always what you think!

Taser - a ‘use’ is not always what you think!
As Taser makes the news, PFEW National Chair John Apter champions the wider roll out of the life-saving deviceTaser has been under the media spotlight...
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Lancashire Police will arm its frontline officers following rise in violent attacks

Lancashire Police will arm its frontline officers following rise in violent attacks
Hundreds more police officers will be trained to use Tasers following a rise in attacks, it can be revealed.Lancashire’s force is planning to increase...
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MPs launch inquiry into IOPC amid concerns complaints system it is ‘not working as it should’

MPs launch inquiry into IOPC amid concerns complaints system it is ‘not working as it should’
The Home Affairs Select Committee has launched an inquiry into the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) amid concerns it is “not working”.The ...
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PFEW: Chiefs have Taser funding, so what’s next?

PFEW: Chiefs have Taser funding, so what’s next?
Last week was a massive win for the PFEW with the Government announcement of £10million for a wider roll-out of Taser This means more colleagues ...
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Home Office announces £10 million for Taser uplift

Home Office announces £10 million for Taser uplift
The additional ring-fenced funding will significantly increase the number of officers carrying the devices in England and Wales.The Home Office is giv...
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PUBLIC OVERWHELMINGLY BACK CALL FOR ALL POLICE TO CARRY TASERS

PUBLIC OVERWHELMINGLY BACK CALL FOR ALL POLICE TO CARRY TASERS
An exclusive LBC poll suggests 73% of the public think that all police officers in the UK should be armed with tasers.The survey of Police Federation ...
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Police Chief wants to arm all his officers with Tasers

Police Chief wants to arm all his officers with Tasers
A CHIEF CONSTABLE is fighting back against violence in lawless Britain by arming all his officers with Taser stun guns.Nick Adderley of Northampton Po...
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UK crime SHAME: Shock figures reveal 'appalling' attacks on police officers each day

UK crime SHAME: Shock figures reveal 'appalling' attacks on police officers each day
VIOLENT assaults on police have risen by a third in just four years, new figures reveal. Officers are being injured on duty at a rate of 28 a day as t...
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PTSD 'at crisis levels' among police officers

PTSD 'at crisis levels' among police officers
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) amongst police officers in the UK is far more common than was ever thought, a new survey suggests. One PC descri...
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Decision to allow student officers access to Taser

Decision to allow student officers access to Taser
The decision to allow student officers access to Taser has been hailed as a ‘victory for our members and for common sense’ by the Chair of the Police ...
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Police chiefs' concern over 'shortage of armed officers'

Police chiefs' concern over 'shortage of armed officers'
Senior police leaders have said a rise in gun crime and a looming recruitment shortfall are leaving some specialist armed officers "stretched".Figures...
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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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500 attacks on Norfolk police officers in a year prompts Tasers vow from chief constable

500 attacks on Norfolk police officers in a year prompts Tasers vow from chief constable
Every Norfolk officer could be armed with a Taser by 2021 – in response to the shocking news that there were 500-plus attacks on police in the past ye...
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Risk of ‘postcode lottery’ for Taser as police representative demands Home Office funds kit

Risk of ‘postcode lottery’ for Taser as police representative demands Home Office funds kit
TASER must be funded by central government instead of costing police forces cash from their budget,a police representative has insisted in a letter to...
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Force sets roll-out date for latest Taser model

Force sets roll-out date for latest Taser model
A force has begun training its firearms officers to use the latest Taser model.Staffordshire Police has invested £128,000 to supply each officer from ...
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Officers overwhelmingly favour new Taser

Officers overwhelmingly favour new Taser
One hundred per cent of officers prefer the Taser X2 to the old model, according to Home Office research.Analysis of the new Taser found its two-shot ...
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Guns seized as 12 arrested in cross-channel investigation

Guns seized as 12 arrested in cross-channel investigation
  Twelve people, including a serving Border Force officer, have been arrested as part of an international operation targeting a crime group ...
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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 with...
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Police feel undervalued and underpaid, poll suggests

Police feel undervalued and underpaid, poll suggests
Morale is low among three in every five police officers, a survey by the body representing rank-and-file officers in England and Wales suggests.The Po...
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police officers taking sick days for poor mental health doubles in six years

police officers taking sick days for poor mental health doubles in six years
The number of police officers taking sick leave because of mental health problems has nearly doubled in just six years.The London’s Met saw a drastic ...
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