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Police Covenant must not fail in addressing mental health

Police Covenant must not fail in addressing mental health
Shocking figures show thousands of personnel struggle to cope with mounting pressures caused by years of budget cuts that saw 20,000 colleagues slashe...
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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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New Offensive Weapons Bill Launched 

New Offensive Weapons Bill Launched 
The Home Secretary has introduced new legislation to ban the delivery of knives and corrosives bought online to residential addresses.The Offensi...
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HMICFRS praises ‘internationally unmatched’ counter-terrorism response

HMICFRS praises ‘internationally unmatched’ counter-terrorism response
The UK is seen as the “reference nation” when it comes to responding to terror attacks, according to a summary report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of...
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BOOST FOR WAR ON TERROR

BOOST FOR WAR ON TERROR
Government hands police £50million funding boost to tackle UK terrorismThe Chancellor and the Home Secretary have agreed on extras cash to boost intel...
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Police sickness bill tops £2 million

Police sickness bill tops £2 million
The bill for sickness absence at Staffordshire Police smashed through the £2 million barrier last year - as nearly 60 per cent of frontline officers a...
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MP's forced to defend cut's in armed policing

MP's forced to defend cut's in armed policing
THE SUN - Almost 1,000 soldiers were deployed on Britain’s streets despite 1,337 trained firearms officers' jobs axed since 2010 MINISTERS have ...
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Manchester terrorist attack

Manchester terrorist attack
All the Staff and membership of the PFOA are heartbroken following the terrorist attack in Manchester. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to...
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Government must offer support

Police Oracle - The Government must offer financial support to enable forces to buy the new model of Taser, the Police Federation has said.As previous...
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Exceptional Circumstances

THE STANDARD - Armed police will no longer be automatically suspended for firing their guns, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced.She told MPs that...
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