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Police attacked with petrol bombs at illegal dissident republican parade

Police attacked with petrol bombs at illegal dissident republican parade
Police say attack was 'premeditated' Police have been pelted with petrol bombs and projectiles at an illegal dissident republican march in Londonderry...
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Police body cameras 'reduce the need to fire Taser'

Police body cameras 'reduce the need to fire Taser'
Police officers who wear body cameras have Tasered fewer suspects in West Yorkshire, a senior chief has said as figures show a drop in discharges. Ass...
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Man viciously attacks police officers with a sword

Man viciously attacks police officers with a sword
One police officer was seriously injured in the attack which happened on Upper Chorlton Road in Whalley Range shortly before 3pm this Sunday. Shocking...
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Support programme is helping hundreds of vulnerable officers

Support programme is helping hundreds of vulnerable officers
Charity and staff association jointly fund scheme A support service for vulnerable officers is dealing with 261 active cases across England, Wales and...
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PSNI 'will learn' from death of a Police Inspector who shot himself 

PSNI 'will learn' from death of a Police Inspector who shot himself 
An inquest into the death of a police inspector who shot himself in a police station has heard the PSNI "will learn lessons" from the case. Insp Peter...
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Jermaine Baker shooting: CPS confirms no charges after review

Jermaine Baker shooting: CPS confirms no charges after review
A decision not to bring charges against a police officer who fatally shot a man during a botched attempt to free a prisoner has been upheld. The Crown...
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Officer let down during PTSD battle

Officer let down during PTSD battle
PC pens open and honest letter about experiences of struggling to be referred for crucial therapy. “A tragic fatal, a few hangings, countless sudden d...
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Stansted Airport Terror Attack Exercise

Stansted Airport Terror Attack Exercise
Armed police were seen stalking through one of London’s busiest airports as they responded to a mock-up terror attack. Stansted Airport staff joined p...
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Ex-doctor caught with guns wrote down 'assassination plans'

Ex-doctor caught with guns wrote down 'assassination plans'
A retired emergency doctor has told a court he made plans to "assassinate" dozens of people involved in the dismissal from his job. Martin Watt said h...
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Police officer’s car set alight after ‘booby trap bomb explodes’ in Northern Ireland

Police officer’s car set alight after ‘booby trap bomb explodes’ in Northern Ireland
A police officer’s car has been set on fire after a ‘booby trap bomb’ reportedly exploded in Northern Ireland . The female police officer was not in t...
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Force sets roll-out date for latest Taser model

Force sets roll-out date for latest Taser model
A force has begun training its firearms officers to use the latest Taser model. Staffordshire Police has invested £128,000 to supply each officer from...
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Cop paralysed in Westminster terror attack can finally put kids to bed again

Cop paralysed in Westminster terror attack can finally put kids to bed again
A police officer paralysed in the Westminster terror attack is finally able tuck his kids into bed again thanks to the DIY SOS squad. Hundreds of volu...
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Met Firearms Officers transferring out up 1300 per cent

Met Firearms Officers transferring out up 1300 per cent
Expertise is sometimes 'irreplaceable' the Met admitted The number of firearms officers transferring out of the Met Police has surged 1300 per cent ov...
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Chiefs to pursue options for probationers to carry Taser

Chiefs to pursue options for probationers to carry Taser
The National Police Chiefs’ Council has supported proposals for selected probationers to be able to carry Taser after completing a rigorous applicatio...
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Responding to Trauma in Policing – New College Guidance

Responding to Trauma in Policing – New College Guidance
Brand new guidance ‘Responding to Trauma in Policing’ has been published by the College of Policing . Prompted by a series of Trauma CPD events in Lan...
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Case study: Avon & Somerset - diagnosed with PTSD

Case study: Avon & Somerset - diagnosed with PTSD
Years of being punched, kicked, battered, and spat upon, forced PC Simon Mudge to leave Avon & Somerset Police and the job he “loved”. After two y...
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Museum of Armed Policing

Museum of Armed Policing
The Museum of Armed Policing (MAP) project is now well underway and is on course for opening on the 1 st September 2018. The Museum is situated at PFO...
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Armed police - cop's eye view of gun training exercise is a real eye-opener

Armed police - cop's eye view of gun training exercise is a real eye-opener
Force has seen 50% increase in officers carrying guns since Paris terror attacks Training for a day they hope will never come, these are the firearms ...
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No police force is immune from welfare results

The workshops, organised by the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) follow extensive research into the links between demand, capacity and of...
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Police tyre shooting was 'justified'

Police tyre shooting was 'justified'
Firearms officers were justified in shooting out the tyres of a car which had rammed a police vehicle, the police watchdog has ruled. The shooting too...
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