The PFOA News feed

News and updates from the PFOA
PFOA Admin

All British police officers should carry guns, say CoventryLive readers

All British police officers should carry guns, say CoventryLive readers
More than 4,400 people voted when we asked the 'should all UK police officers carry guns on duty?' Every British police officer should carry a gun, ac...
Continue reading
  1288 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

West Midlands Police to double number of officers carrying Tasers

West Midlands Police to double number of officers carrying Tasers
By this time next year, more than 1,440 officers will be armed with Tasers More police officers in the West Midlands are being given Tasers - to try a...
Continue reading
  913 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Terror police investigate explosives near Waterloo Station, Heathrow and London City Airport

Terror police investigate explosives near Waterloo Station, Heathrow and London City Airport
Police received separate reports of suspicious packages at Waterloo Station and Heathrow and London City airports earlier today. Counter-terror police...
Continue reading
  688 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Govt takes three years to produce 325 words on police firearms

Govt takes three years to produce 325 words on police firearms
Today the Home Office slipped out its long-awaited Firearms Review designed to examine whether firearms officers had enough protections to carry ...
Continue reading
  2171 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Regional emergency exercise held in Essex

Regional emergency exercise held in Essex
Police officers from across the eastern region working together with partner emergency services took part in a live-play training exercise at DP World...
Continue reading
  1677 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Survey show police officers prepared to be armed

Survey show police officers prepared to be armed
  SIX out of 10 South Yorkshire Police officers would be prepared to be armed on duty, a PFEW survey has shown. South Yorkshire Police Federation...
Continue reading
  1852 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

British Transport Police opens Counter Terrorism Hub at Birmingham New Street station

British Transport Police opens Counter Terrorism Hub at Birmingham New Street station
On Thursday 24 May, British Transport Police  introduced its first regional counter terrorism unit at Birmingham New Street station.  The op...
Continue reading
  2061 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

More armed police are to start patrolling high-profile events in Manchester

More armed police are to start patrolling high-profile events in Manchester
GMP's armed policing unit was increased by a third last year and the force said that as a result, the public will now start seeing more officers carry...
Continue reading
  1314 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Duty officer must be able to track outside firearms officers at major incidents, says review

Duty officer must be able to track outside firearms officers at major incidents, says review
Duty officer must be able to track outside firearms officers at major incidents, says review Chiefs agree that introducing capability is ‘crucial’ and...
Continue reading
  1470 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Armed transport police for Manchester and Birmingham

Armed transport police for Manchester and Birmingham
British Transport Police (BTP) is scaling up counter terrorism operations in Manchester and Birmingham . New firearms, dog and "behavioural detection"...
Continue reading
  2364 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

BOOST FOR WAR ON TERROR

BOOST FOR WAR ON TERROR
Government hands police £50million funding boost to tackle UK terrorism The Chancellor and the Home Secretary have agreed on extras cash to boost inte...
Continue reading
  1739 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

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...
Continue reading
  2702 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Rural police forces consider giving guns to regular officers

Rural police forces consider giving guns to regular officers
Three forces believe that the large areas they cover mean current system of elite firearms officers would be too slow in responding to serious gun cri...
Continue reading
  2874 Hits
  1 Comment
PFOA Admin

MI5: We prevented nine terror attacks in past year

MI5: We prevented nine terror attacks in past year
The UK's domestic security service said it stopped nine terror attacks this year, though it failed to prevent five others. MI5 prevented a total of ni...
Continue reading
  1590 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Mock terror attack staged in Scotland to test emergency services

Mock terror attack staged in Scotland to test emergency services
   In the simulation, "terrorists" drove a truck into a building in Edinburgh , with dozens of volunteers posing as casualties. A joint coun...
Continue reading
  2682 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

Paramilitary threats forced 52 PSNI officers to move home

Paramilitary threats forced 52 PSNI officers to move home
In the past seven years 52 PSNI officers were forced from their homes due to threats, according to Mark Lindsay , chairman of the representative body ...
Continue reading
  1734 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

UK terror threat level severe 'for at least five years'

UK terror threat level severe 'for at least five years'
The senior UK counter-terrorism officer at Scotland Yard has warned the terror threat level will remain at severe for at least the next five years. Me...
Continue reading
  1901 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

British armed cops ‘best trained and most restrained in the world’

British armed cops ‘best trained and most restrained in the world’
Armed officers in the UK are the best in the world, says the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) in spite of new figures which show a rise i...
Continue reading
  30913 Hits
  2 Comments
PFOA Admin

Merseyside police on recruitment drive to deal with rise in number of shootings

Merseyside police on recruitment drive to deal with rise in number of shootings
  Merseyside Police is recruiting extra armed officers to deal with a rise in the number of shootings in the area. Despite overall cuts to the fo...
Continue reading
  2790 Hits
  0 Comments
PFOA Admin

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. ...
Continue reading
  2473 Hits
  0 Comments