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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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National Museum on Armed Policing to Open

National Museum on Armed Policing to Open
  Chattris is set to become home to a national museum early in the new year which aims to inspire youngsters and help fight knife crime .  F...
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More needs to be done sooner' for police welfare

More needs to be done sooner' for police welfare
Police wellbeing is the focus of a new 'goal' being launched today by the Home Office in conjunction with partners in policing and mental health. The&...
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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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Met Firearms Officers transferring out up 1300 per cent

Met Firearms Officers transferring out up 1300 per cent
Expertise is sometimes 'irreplaceable' the Met admitted The number of firearms officers transferring out of the Met Police has surged 1300 per cent ov...
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Museum of Armed Policing

Museum of Armed Policing
The Museum of Armed Policing (MAP) project is now well underway and is on course for opening on the 1 st September 2018. The Museum is situated at PFO...
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The Thin Blue Line – mental health in the police

The Thin Blue Line – mental health in the police
The traditional image of the British police officer is somewhere between Dixon of Dock Green and the Sweeney – strong, steadfast and unstoppable. But ...
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A Happy New Year for Claire as she’s awarded an MBE

A Happy New Year for Claire as she’s awarded an MBE
Congratulations to Claire Batt, Welfare Officer for the Defence Police Federation , who has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours. Claire has ...
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Demand for welfare programme rising as officers struggle to cope

Demand for welfare programme rising as officers struggle to cope
The number of police officers who are struggling to cope with the challenges they face in the course of their duties is growing, according to the late...
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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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Growing calls for development of a police reserve

Growing calls for development of a police reserve
London politicians, Fed branch chairman and special staff association all in favour of retired officers working a few hours a month There are growing ...
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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 senio...
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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 eve...
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Latest PFOA magazine

Latest PFOA magazine
The Latest PFOA magazine 'Top Cover' has been published. Please click on the link to view Top Cover Issue 12
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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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