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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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Number Of MOD Police Taking Time Off Over Mental Health Rises

Number Of MOD Police Taking Time Off Over Mental Health Rises
Officers in the MDP are paid 95% of the salary of those in other forces and have to retire seven years later. The number of Ministry of Defence Police...
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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 .  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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