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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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Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health

Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health
Coronavirus has plunged the world into uncertainty and the constant news about the pandemic can feel relentless. All of this is taking its toll on peo...
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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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Police Covenant must not fail in addressing mental health

Police Covenant must not fail in addressing mental health
Shocking figures show thousands of personnel struggle to cope with mounting pressures caused by years of budget cuts that saw 20,000 colleagues slashe...
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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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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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Home Office announces £10 million for Taser uplift

Home Office announces £10 million for Taser uplift
The additional ring-fenced funding will significantly increase the number of officers carrying the devices in England and Wales.The Home Office is giv...
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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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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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Ipswich cop quits force due to mental health

Ipswich cop quits force due to mental health
A former police sergeant, dubbed Robocop for his arrest record, has left the force due to mental health issues.Ali Livingstone had made 5,000 arrests ...
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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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Detective opens up about trauma of the job after PTSD diagnosis

Detective opens up about trauma of the job after PTSD diagnosis
A former child abuse detective has lifted the lid on the trauma of delving into “harrowing” online images on a daily basis after it led him to develop...
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Number of police plummets as officers quit and forces miss recruitment targets

Number of police plummets as officers quit and forces miss recruitment targets
Almost 2,500 police have resigned since April last year and most Brit forces say they are struggling to fill rolesExperienced police officers are quit...
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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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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
Thursday, 20 December 2018 17:20
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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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Met Police cancels 330,000 officer rest days as it tackles surge in knife crime and police cuts

Met Police cancels 330,000 officer rest days as it tackles surge in knife crime and police cuts
Scotland Yard has cancelled nearly 330,000 officer rest days in nine months as it battles a surge in violent crime and falling police numbers, figures...
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cuts see thousands of police officers signed off with mental health issues

cuts see thousands of police officers signed off with mental health issues
More than 9,000 officers have been given leave in the past three years – and experts say things will get worse due to soaring work demandsBrutal cuts ...
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