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PFOA - Supporting our Armed Officers

PFOA - Supporting our Armed Officers
The PFOA are supporting their members by providing food for frontline armed officers in London and funds for refreshments for every other force.In the...
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Police officer died after being hit by train while facing disciplinary hearing

Police officer died after being hit by train while facing disciplinary hearing
 PC Lianne Matthews had been convicted of drink driving and being drunk while in charge of a childEmergency services were called to Energlyn and ...
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why is this not being reported on the News media along with the reports about Caroline Flack there's a lot of similarities between... Read More
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Welfare Support Programme

Welfare Support Programme
The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) is kicking off 2020 with a renewed commitment to the mental health and wellbeing of our members.The ...
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A Crappy Xmas – When it’s Bluer than my language

A Crappy Xmas – When it’s Bluer than my language
Now that I have your attention, I want to talk about that time of year again, when most people get to take a bit of a break to be spent with family an...
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Welfare Support Program funding doubled

 

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More than half of officers worry about money almost every day

More than half of officers worry about money almost every day
New research conducted by the Police Federation of England and Wales reveals the shocking fact that more than half of police officers worry about mone...
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We can’t remove stress in policing, but we can talk about it more

We can’t remove stress in policing, but we can talk about it more
Experts say some stress in your life can be a good thing, but we have to be aware when stress spirals and tips into being something more serious and m...
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Devon police officer killed himself on day his former girlfriend moved out of their home

Devon police officer killed himself on day his former girlfriend moved out of their home
 A Devon & Cornwall police officer at the centre of a misconduct investigation killed himself on the day his former girlfriend moved out of t...
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Officer suicides averted by Welfare Support Programme

Officer suicides averted by Welfare Support Programme
 A pioneering counselling service for police officers has saved five from suicide and helped 20,000 more, the Police Federation of England and Wa...
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Post Incident Procedures (PIP) Seminar

Post Incident Procedures (PIP) Seminar
Post Incident Procedures (PIPs) carry so much importance in the worlds of firearms and operational policing, such is the nature of any incident classi...
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THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH

THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH
On World Mental Health Day National Vice-Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) Ché Donald explains why supporting Mental Health i...
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Suicidal frontline police who are too busy to ask for expert help

Suicidal frontline police who are too busy to ask for expert help
SUICIDAL police officers are going out on emergency jobs because they are too busy to ask for help.A number of officers surveyed during their shifts s...
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UK crime SHAME: Shock figures reveal 'appalling' attacks on police officers each day

UK crime SHAME: Shock figures reveal 'appalling' attacks on police officers each day
VIOLENT assaults on police have risen by a third in just four years, new figures reveal. Officers are being injured on duty at a rate of 28 a day as t...
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Top Suffolk police officer blames increase in sick days for mental health issues on officer cuts

Top Suffolk police officer blames increase in sick days for mental health issues on officer cuts
Suffolk's deputy police chief constable, Rachel Kearton, has spoken of her concerns after it was revealed that the number of sick days taken by police...
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'Five Years Ago, The MPS Suspended Me From Service and Withdrew My Resignation’

'Five Years Ago, The MPS Suspended Me From Service and Withdrew My Resignation’
Blog is written by former Met Police Officer, Andrew Birks, who is now an ordained Priest.Father Birks is one of the five Met Officers who were recent...
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West Midlands Police face battle on mental health

West Midlands Police face battle on mental health
West Midlands Police force has lost a combined 114 years of work due to officers suffering from mental health issues in one year, new figures have rev...
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Jump in antidepressant prescriptions in England

Jump in antidepressant prescriptions in England
A total of 70.9 million prescriptions for antidepressants were dispensed in England in 2018.NHS Digital figures show that the number of drugs issued -...
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A RETIRED SERGEANT LIFTS THE LID ON HIS 24 YEARS OF SERVICE

A RETIRED SERGEANT LIFTS THE LID ON HIS 24 YEARS OF SERVICE
I retired from West Midlands Police in December 2018 after 24 years’ service and I couldn’t be happier about it. The only downside was that it was due...
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Force needs to take 'stick' rather than 'carrot' approach to sickness

Force needs to take 'stick' rather than 'carrot' approach to sickness
'I'm ex-military and people need a bit more backbone'.A scrutiny panel report is urging a constabulary to develop more of a “hardline” take on sick le...
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. Pathetic and sad, stereotypical, bullying and coercive "military" mindless discourse. Blame the victims. Straight out of Charl... Read More
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Guest — john mortimer
Well i was not expecting this kind of article in this day and age. The solution is very clear, having worked with a major Police f... Read More
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'It's OK not to be OK': Partner's simple message after suicide of North Yorkshire PC

'It's OK not to be OK': Partner's simple message after suicide of North Yorkshire PC
The partner of a police officer who took his own life is urging others to speak out about mental health problems, saying: "He was the last person anyo...
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