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PC faces gunman after routine burglary call

PC faces gunman after routine burglary call
  PC Jemma Follows has her Taser drawn when the teenager emerges, but he vanishes from sight and she withdraws from the house. Undeterred, the re...
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Police Scotland U-turn on armed policing and 500 officers to get Tasers

Police Scotland U-turn on armed policing and 500 officers to get Tasers
The force will scrap restrictions on the routine deployment of firearms officers . Hundreds of Scottish police will be armed with Tasers next year, wh...
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Scottish police officers 'feel vulnerable to spontaneous violence'

Scottish police officers 'feel vulnerable to spontaneous violence'
Scotland's police officers feel under-equipped to tackle violent crime and terrorism, the Scottish Police Federation (SPF) has claimed. The SPF said m...
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Body worn video shows firearms officers disarming knife man with a Taser

Body worn video shows firearms officers disarming knife man with a Taser
  This is the moment firearms officers safely disarmed a man as he marched towards them carrying two knives, in footage captured on body cameras ...
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Major new roll-out of Taser across Northamptonshire Police's frontline officers

Major new roll-out of Taser across Northamptonshire Police's frontline officers
On Wednesday 6th September saw the first phase roll-out of Taser to an additional 100 Northamptonshire Police response officers. The Force – along wit...
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CPS rejects IPCC case against officer in Taser discharge

CPS rejects IPCC case against officer in Taser discharge
The Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to pursue charges against an officer following a Taser  discharge despite a referral from the Indep...
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More officers to be armed with Tasers to 'keep public safe'

More officers to be armed with Tasers to 'keep public safe'
An East Midland police force is training more officers in the use of Taser. Lincolnshire Police says the drive will help resolve incidents quicker whi...
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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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Should more West Yorkshire police officers be armed?

Should more West Yorkshire police officers be armed?
  The public in West Yorkshire are to be asked whether police in the county should be routinely armed with guns and Taser electric stun weapons. ...
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Additional 1800 officers to be equipped with Taser

Additional 1800 officers to be equipped with Taser
The Met Commissioner has today, Tuesday, 20 June, announced her decision to equip an additional 1,800 officers across the Met with Taser to better pro...
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Man 'reaching for knife' tasered by police outside Parliament

Man 'reaching for knife' tasered by police outside Parliament
A man was brought down with a Taser outside the Palace of Westminster after he reached for a knife when approached by officers, Scotland Yard has said...
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Tasers could be given to police officers in Dorset in wake of terror attacks

Tasers could be given to police officers in Dorset in wake of terror attacks
CASH-STRAPPED rural police officers could be issued with Tasers in the wake of recent terror attacks, Dorset’s police and crime commissioner has...
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Should officers be armed at all times?

Should officers be armed at all times?
Southend Echo - A DEBATE has been launched to decide whether police officers in the county should be armed with guns at all times. Members of the Esse...
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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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Taser continues to prove its worth

Taser continues to prove its worth
  New Use of Taser statistics further prove the effectiveness of the less than lethal weapon, says the Police Federation of England and Wales. To...
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Government must offer support

Police Oracle - The Government must offer financial support to enable forces to buy the new model of Taser, the Police Federation has said.As previous...
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