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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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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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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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PFOA - Supporting our Armed Officers

PFOA - Supporting our Armed Officers
The PFOA are supporting their members by providing food for frontline armed officers in London and funds for refreshments for every other force. In th...
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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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Welfare Support Program funding doubled

 

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Officer suicides averted by Welfare Support Programme

Officer suicides averted by Welfare Support Programme
  A pioneering counselling service for police officers has saved five from suicide and helped 20,000 more, the Police Federation of England and W...
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Messages of support flood in following the death of Doddington mum Debbie Williams

Messages of support flood in following the death of Doddington mum Debbie Williams
Messages of condolence have flooded in from across the country following the death of a Fenland woman who has helped thousands of police officers nati...
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Great Sadness - Passing of Debbie Williams

Great Sadness  - Passing of Debbie Williams
  It is with great sadness that Mark (CEO) and the Trustees of the PFOA announce the passing of Debbie Williams the wife of our CEO Mark Williams...
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Metropolitan Police Firearms Career Expo 2019

Metropolitan Police Firearms Career Expo 2019
  Following the success of last year’s event, the Met’s combined firearm’s commands will be staging an Expo at the US Embassy on the following da...
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Police commissioner commends Armed Policing Museum in Chatteris as a 'gem' of the Fens

Police commissioner commends Armed Policing Museum in Chatteris as a 'gem' of the Fens
Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite hailed the Armed Policing Museum in Chatteris as a 'gem' of the Fens during his visit.  Opened to t...
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The Museum of Armed Policing is now open

The Museum of Armed Policing is now open
The Museum of Armed Policing is now open  To check availability and to pre book a visit please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.        ...
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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.  Fr...
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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 1st September 2018. The Museum is situated at PFOA...
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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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