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“Police Officers are human and vulnerable from this virus too.”

“Police Officers are human and vulnerable from this virus too.”
  ESSEX Police Federation Chair Laura Heggie on the challenges Lockdown 3 is bringing to policing and the reality of what officers are facing in ...
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Police officer who retired after Novichok poisoning 'fighting for pension', says wife

Police officer who retired after Novichok poisoning 'fighting for pension', says wife
Nick Bailey left the force in October, citing the after-effects of the March 2018 Salisbury attacks The wife of Nick Bailey, the detective who left Wi...
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Covid: More than 800 police officers have tested positive

Covid: More than 800 police officers have tested positive
More than 800 police officers in the UK have tested positive for Covid since the pandemic began, new figures show.  Across 24 of the UK's 45 poli...
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Legal Proceedings involving officer W80

Legal Proceedings involving officer W80
  PFOA - CEO Mark Williams  Today’s court of appeal ruling has the potential to have far reaching implications not only for Authorised Firea...
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‘Unacceptable and appalling’ rise in assaults on emergency workers

‘Unacceptable and appalling’ rise in assaults on emergency workers
Stark statistics which show that assaults on emergency service workers rose by 29 per cent in August compared to the same period last year have been c...
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Revealed: Test's show new body armour may NOT save the lives of Britain's elite soldiers and police firearms officers

Revealed: Test's show new body armour may NOT save the lives of Britain's elite soldiers and police firearms officers
Safety experts said result of our experiment on the chest plates was 'alarming'One serving SAS soldier said that it 'shouldn't have been brought into ...
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Taser 7 approval welcomed

Taser 7 approval welcomed
The announcement police officers can be equipped with a more effective Taser following the approval of a new model by the Home Secretary has been welc...
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Police Federation issues statement as officer's gross misconduct hearing ends

Police Federation issues statement as officer's gross misconduct hearing ends
The Sussex Police Federation has issued a statement following the conclusion of a gross misconduct hearing after a police officer was involved in a co...
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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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