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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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"...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Armed police 'inundated' with support from public

Armed police 'inundated' with support from public
Nottinghamshire Police say armed patrol officers have been "inundated with messages of support" from the public over the last week There was an increa...
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MP's forced to defend cut's in armed policing

MP's forced to defend cut's in armed policing
THE SUN - Almost 1,000 soldiers were deployed on Britain’s streets despite 1,337 trained firearms officers' jobs axed since 2010 MINISTERS have ...
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Manchester terrorist attack

Manchester terrorist attack
All the Staff and membership of the PFOA are heartbroken following the terrorist attack in Manchester. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to...
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Police Scotland to lead terror exercise

A major counter-terrorism exercise will take place in Scotland later this year, the Prime Minister has announced. The operation in October will test t...
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