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Prince William thanks officers for their tireless work during the coronavirus crisis

Prince William thanks officers for their tireless work during the coronavirus crisis
  The Duke of Cambridge has thanked police officers for their “remarkable” work during the Covid-19 pandemic. In a letter sent to the Police Fede...
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Praise for 'irreplaceable' Welfare Support Programme

Praise for 'irreplaceable' Welfare Support Programme
The Police Federation's 24-7 support line which exists to support officers' mental health has been praised as “incredible and irreplaceable” by a Fed ...
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Hear 'Man Up', Think 'Man Down'

Hear 'Man Up', Think 'Man Down'
Between 2015 and 2017 more than 20 police officers took their own life each year. That’s almost two a month. Something needs to change.  Research...
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Welfare Support Programme

Welfare Support Programme
The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) is kicking off 2020 with a renewed commitment to the mental health and wellbeing of our members. The...
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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 device Taser has been under the media spotligh...
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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 increas...
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Welfare Support Program funding doubled

 

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More than half of officers worry about money almost every day

More than half of officers worry about money almost every day
New research conducted by the Police Federation of England and Wales reveals the shocking fact that more than half of police officers worry about mone...
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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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THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH

THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH
On World Mental Health Day National Vice-Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) Ché Donald explains why supporting Mental Health i...
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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 gi...
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Police Federation response to IOPC ‘reasonable force’

Police Federation response to IOPC ‘reasonable force’
  Federation response to IOPC ‘reasonable force’ blog Firearms lead, Steve Hartshorn, reacts to “inaccurate” publication Last week the Independen...
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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 P...
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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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Police officers across UK threaten to boycott People's Postcode Lottery

Police officers across UK threaten to boycott People's Postcode Lottery
Scores of police and supporters say they will boycott People's Postcode Lottery after £450,000 donation to campaign group which opposes spithoods and ...
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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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Number of police plummets as officers quit and forces miss recruitment targets

Number of police plummets as officers quit and forces miss recruitment targets
Almost 2,500 police have resigned since April last year and most Brit forces say they are struggling to fill roles Experienced police officers are qui...
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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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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". Figure...
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