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Police chiefs' concern over 'shortage of armed officers'

Police chiefs' concern over 'shortage of armed officers'
Senior police leaders have said a rise in gun crime and a looming recruitment shortfall are leaving some specialist armed officers "stretched". Figure...
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Chatteris armed policing museum open to public in 2019

Chatteris armed policing museum open to public in 2019
A new museum dedicated to the history of armed policing will open to the public in the new year. Exhibitions will detail the use of firearms by office...
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Seminar round-up: PIPs can affect any officer

Seminar round-up: PIPs can affect any officer
Post Incident Procedures (PIPs) are not only for specialists – they can affect any officer any time. This was the take-away message from the Federatio...
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Officers 'put off' from becoming elite marksmen

Officers 'put off' from becoming elite marksmen
Some recruits drop out, fearing how they could be treated following a police shooting, Concerns over the way armed police officers are often treated i...
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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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NPCC to review the national armed police response in light of the changing threat

NPCC to review the national armed police response in light of the changing threat
At the quarterly meeting of Chief Constables Council, held over the last two days, chiefs discussed the role of armed police and Taser in protecting t...
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Police chiefs to consider arming beat bobbies with pistols

Police chiefs to consider arming beat bobbies with pistols
The controversial move could overturn Britain’s proud tradition of routine unarmed policing. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) will meet next...
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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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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 ad...
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More firearms officers ready to protect the public

More firearms officers ready to protect the public
  NPCC - There are 640 more firearms officers protecting the public in England and Wales than this time last year. The increase is largely financ...
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Sara Thornton: 'PIP must reflect support our officers deserve'

Sara Thornton: 'PIP must reflect support our officers deserve'
NPCC Chairman, writing exclusively for Police Oracle, says balance between full investigation and fair treatment of armed police officers must be...
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