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“Armed officers shoulder a huge burden - we should share it”

“Armed officers shoulder a huge burden - we should share it”
As the debate about armed officers patrolling our streets hits the headlines again our new Firearms lead Steve Hartshorn explains why he’s thinks fire...
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Police should 'all be armed with Tasers to stop attacks'

Police should 'all be armed with Tasers to stop attacks'
John Apter , chair of the Police Federation, said ministers must roll out more of the weapons before violence gets out of control Officers should be r...
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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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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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cuts see thousands of police officers signed off with mental health issues

cuts see thousands of police officers signed off with mental health issues
More than 9,000 officers have been given leave in the past three years – and experts say things will get worse due to soaring work demands Brutal cuts...
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Fallen officers to be honoured at National Police Memorial Day

Fallen officers to be honoured at National Police Memorial Day
A congregation of more than 2,000 will gather this Sunday in Belfast to honour police officers who have died or been killed in the line of duty. ...
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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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cash-strapped cops than forced to take second jobs

cash-strapped cops than forced to take second jobs
More police officers than ever (7.8%) have taken second jobs according to the headline results of our latest pay and morale survey. This is up from 6....
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Survey show police officers prepared to be armed

Survey show police officers prepared to be armed
  SIX out of 10 South Yorkshire Police officers would be prepared to be armed on duty, a PFEW survey has shown. South Yorkshire Police Federation...
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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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Frontline officers want to be armed with Tasers at all times

Frontline officers want to be armed with Tasers at all times
Survey reveals four fifths of cops believe the weapon is essential protection from violent offenders The vast majority of North Wales Police officers ...
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80% of police officers suffer from depression or anxiety

80% of police officers suffer from depression or anxiety
Reductions in staff numbers are having 'significant impacts upon the public' as fewer officers share larger a work load Eight of out 10 police officer...
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Support programme is helping hundreds of vulnerable officers

Support programme is helping hundreds of vulnerable officers
Charity and staff association jointly fund scheme A support service for vulnerable officers is dealing with 261 active cases across England, Wales and...
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Case study: Avon & Somerset - diagnosed with PTSD

Case study: Avon & Somerset - diagnosed with PTSD
Years of being punched, kicked, battered, and spat upon, forced PC Simon Mudge to leave Avon & Somerset Police and the job he “loved”. After two y...
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No police force is immune from welfare results

The workshops, organised by the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) follow extensive research into the links between demand, capacity and of...
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Discussion on welfare support ‘long overdue’

Discussion on welfare support ‘long overdue’
The policing and fire minister is set to chair a roundtable on police wellbeing, which will include a number of experts and senior officers. Chaired b...
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increased workloads harms mental resilience

increased workloads harms mental resilience
Equality Liaison Officers (ELOs) have been given a lesson in maintaining morale and mental resilience from a former British Army officer. Lt Col Richa...
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Firearms Special Report - Witness or Suspect

Firearms Special Report - Witness or Suspect
  Above and beyond : firearms special report - witness or suspect A short video report made by the Police Federation of England and Wales Highlig...
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Increased support for routine arming

Increased support for routine arming
These were the findings from a national firearms survey by the Police Federation of England and Wales , the first since 2006.  Just over a third ...
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