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Sergeant cleared after IPCC investigation left "bitter and angry"

Sergeant cleared after IPCC investigation left "bitter and angry"
A police officer cleared of wrongdoing after a 16-month Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation has told how the stress cost him his ma...
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Police feel undervalued and underpaid, poll suggests

Police feel undervalued and underpaid, poll suggests
Morale is low among three in every five police officers, a survey by the body representing rank-and-file officers in England and Wales suggests.The Po...
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British armed cops ‘best trained and most restrained in the world’

British armed cops ‘best trained and most restrained in the world’
Armed officers in the UK are the best in the world, says the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) in spite of new figures which show a rise i...
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New police welfare service is great news for over-stretched officers

New police welfare service is great news for over-stretched officers
Over-worked officers will benefit from a new £7.5m welfare fund after the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) lobbied the Government tireles...
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Body says separation should only happen when it is safe to do so.

Body says separation should only happen when it is safe to do so.
The College of Policing has issued guidance on officer separation after death or serious injury (DSI) involving firearms saying it should only happen ...
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Police Mental Health sickness up by 47%

Police Mental Health sickness up by 47%
Che Donald, the Federation’s lead on Police Officer Mental Health, said: 'There is a systematic failure of care to these officers'.The number of polic...
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Pressure on police forces sees officers contemplating suicide

Pressure on police forces sees officers contemplating suicide
 Detective Warren Hines says he is aware of sergeants allocating work "on the basis of who is the least tearful that morning".A decorated senior ...
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PFOA Summer Ball 2017

PFOA Summer Ball 2017
The annual Police Firearms Officers Association summer ball took place last weekend In Milton Keynes with over three hundred guests attending.The even...
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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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Welfare priorities for a ‘service on its knees’

Welfare priorities for a ‘service on its knees’
More than half (60%) of officers say that there is insufficient time to deliver a service to the public that they can be proud of, which is causing mo...
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PFOA backs federation calls for Taser for all officers

PFOA backs federation calls for Taser for all officers
Mark Williams, chief executive officer for the Police firearms Officers Association (PFOA), says the PFOA has “always supported the PFEW stance ...
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Policy changes to counter terror attack tactics may have left officers without protection on post-incident procedures.

Policy changes to counter terror attack tactics may have left officers without protection on post-incident procedures.
 Neither the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) nor the Home Office would be drawn on whether the 'shoot to stop' switch comes with the added...
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Taser continues to prove its worth

Taser continues to prove its worth
 New Use of Taser statistics further prove the effectiveness of the less than lethal weapon, says the Police Federation of England and Wales.Toda...
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