The PFOA News feed

News and updates from the PFOA
PFOA Admin

Two police officers seriously hurt in edged weapon attack

Two police officers seriously hurt in edged weapon attack
  Two police officers have been seriously injured following an attack in Wishaw, Scotland One of the constables, who is 24, suffered a serious he...
Continue reading
  580 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Police officer dies after pursuit in Sheffield

Police officer dies after pursuit in Sheffield
  The officer was riding a motorcycle when he collided with a Toyota Avensis A police officer has died after he crashed his motorcycle in Sheffie...
Continue reading
  963 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Helpline provides support for police officers during coronavirus crisis

Helpline provides support for police officers during coronavirus crisis
  A 24-7 helpline for police is continuing to provide support, advice and a sympathetic ear as officers respond to the coronavirus crisis. The Po...
Continue reading
  596 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Man admits ‘coronavirus coughing' at police officers in east London

Man admits ‘coronavirus coughing' at police officers in east London
An east London man has pleaded guilty to coughing over police officers and claiming he had Coronavirus. Darren Rafferty, 45, from Dagen...
Continue reading
  831 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Rigorous training for Kent Police to safely use Tasers

Rigorous training for Kent Police to safely use Tasers
Chair of Kent Police Federation Neil Mennie spoke on BBC Radio Kent this morning about the use of Taser in the force and the decision-making skills of...
Continue reading
  774 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Lancashire Police will arm its frontline officers following rise in violent attacks

Lancashire Police will arm its frontline officers following rise in violent attacks
Hundreds more police officers will be trained to use Tasers following a rise in attacks, it can be revealed. Lancashire’s force is planning to increas...
Continue reading
  810 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

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 colleagues...
Continue reading
  926 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

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...
Continue reading
  1074 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

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 Independen...
Continue reading
  1162 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

PUBLIC OVERWHELMINGLY BACK CALL FOR ALL POLICE TO CARRY TASERS

PUBLIC OVERWHELMINGLY BACK CALL FOR ALL POLICE TO CARRY TASERS
An exclusive LBC poll suggests 73% of the public think that all police officers in the UK should be armed with tasers. The survey of Police Federation...
Continue reading
  1039 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

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 ...
Continue reading
  1830 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

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...
Continue reading
  2188 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Armed manhunt after police officer attacked

Armed manhunt after police officer attacked
A police officer has been attacked by two men after carrying out a "routine stop" on a car. The Dyfed-Powys Police officer was taken to hospital as a ...
Continue reading
  1292 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

500 attacks on Norfolk police officers in a year prompts Tasers vow from chief constable

500 attacks on Norfolk police officers in a year prompts Tasers vow from chief constable
Every Norfolk officer could be armed with a Taser by 2021 – in response to the shocking news that there were 500-plus attacks on police in the past ye...
Continue reading
  2119 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Hundreds of police officers to receive Taser training

Hundreds of police officers to receive Taser training
MORE than 500 police officers in Scotland will start Taser training this month. Police Scotland says the move is in response to an increase in assault...
Continue reading
  1775 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Risk of ‘postcode lottery’ for Taser as police representative demands Home Office funds kit

Risk of ‘postcode lottery’ for Taser as police representative demands Home Office funds kit
TASER must be funded by central government instead of costing police forces cash from their budget, a police representative has insisted in a letter t...
Continue reading
  1722 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

South Wales Police Taser policy to be reviewed in light of gun and knife crime

South Wales Police Taser policy to be reviewed in light of gun and knife crime
It is in response to the number of officers being kicked, punched and spat at on a weekly basis The chief constable of South Wales Police is ordering ...
Continue reading
  2391 Hits
  0 Comments