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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 colleague...
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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 Independe...
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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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Govt takes three years to produce 325 words on police firearms

Govt takes three years to produce 325 words on police firearms
Today the Home Office slipped out its long-awaited Firearms Review designed to examine whether firearms officers had enough protections to carry ...
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Taser ‘crucial’ in protecting officers from assaults and ensuring public safety

Taser ‘crucial’ in protecting officers from assaults and ensuring public safety
  Taser is a vital piece of protective equipment and essential in ensuring public safety and protecting officers from assaults.  That is the...
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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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