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Lives saved" as WMP seizes 100-plus firearms so far in 2018

Lives saved" as WMP seizes 100-plus firearms so far in 2018
West Midlands Police has taken more than 100 firearms off the region’s streets so far this year - recoveries that have “undoubtedly saved lives" accor...
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Close Protection officer shot terrorist Khalid Masood dead as he approached 'to kill me'

Close Protection officer shot terrorist Khalid Masood dead as he approached 'to kill me'
A minister’s bodyguard broke down in court as he told how he shot Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood dead as he believed "he was going to kill me".Th...
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police officer run over while on duty 'felt his body crumple' under van wheel

police officer run over while on duty 'felt his body crumple' under van wheel
Sergeant Jim Morgan is back at work following an inspirational recovery after he was run over by Martin Stowell, who was later found not guilty of any...
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Man shot by Police , Six arrests made

Man shot by Police , Six arrests made
Man sustains arm injury as six people are arrested on suspicion of firearms offencesOfficers from West Midlands police forced their way into the house...
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Fallen officers to be honoured at National Police Memorial Day

Fallen officers to be honoured at National Police Memorial Day
A congregation of more than 2,000 will gather this Sunday in Belfast to honour police officers who have died or been killed in the line of duty. ...
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Disciplinary proceedings against policeman, dropped due to a series of delays

Disciplinary proceedings against policeman, dropped due to a series of delays
Disciplinary proceedings against a Newham police constable accused of stamping on a teenage boy while he was in custody were dropped on Thursday in a ...
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Police Resettlement EXPO

Police Resettlement EXPO
The Police Resettlement EXPO is a one day recruitment event designed to provide leavers from the police Service the opportunity to meet with comp...
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Police starting salary 'not enough' for Thames Valley

Police starting salary 'not enough' for Thames Valley
A starting salary of £18,000 for police apprentices "won't cut the mustard" for officers joining in the Thames Valley.Craig O'Leary, of Thames Valley ...
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TVP are advertising today on Indeed for Police Officer New Recruits at £25586 ?
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 13:23
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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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Ross Kemp speaks out over reaction to armed police documentary

Ross Kemp speaks out over reaction to armed police documentary
His one-off ITV documentary, Ross Kemp and the Armed Police, was a no-holds barred look at guns as part of ITV's Crime & Punishment seasonRoss Kem...
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Armed police fear impact of new colour blindness rules

Armed police fear impact of new colour blindness rules
Police Federation says tests could be discriminatory on grounds of disability and genderHundreds of firearms officers may have to lay down their weapo...
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Obsolete Calibre (Antique) Firearms Threat Briefing

Obsolete Calibre (Antique) Firearms Threat Briefing
The role of NABIS is to support policing in reducing the threat from the criminal use of firearms. The use of antique firearms in crime was first iden...
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Since anyone can put together a viable 12 gauge 'slam fire' shotgun with two pieces of pipe, an end-cap and a nail, altogether cos... Read More
Saturday, 13 October 2018 19:27
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The little-known police of the sea who keep Plymouth's naval base safe

The little-known police of the sea who keep Plymouth's naval base safe
Patrolling 24/7, 365 days a year, the MoD Police Marine Unit are helping keep the waters around Plymouth safeAs large as Plymouth Sound is, ...
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500 attacks on Norfolk police officers in a year prompts Tasers vow from chief constable

500 attacks on Norfolk police officers in a year prompts Tasers vow from chief constable
Every Norfolk officer could be armed with a Taser by 2021 – in response to the shocking news that there were 500-plus attacks on police in the past ye...
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Statement following judgment - Joseph, Coburn and Sammy v Commissioner

Statement following judgment - Joseph, Coburn and Sammy v Commissioner
 Following the judgement in the case of Joseph and Coburn v The Commissioner, Commander Kyle Gordon, of the Met’s Specialist Firearms Command sai...
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PC 'blighted by unexpected deaths' died after falling from Viaduct

PC 'blighted by unexpected deaths' died after falling from Viaduct
A POLICE officer struggled with stresses at work and a number of family deaths before he died, an inquest has heard.Richard Hooley served as a family ...
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cash-strapped cops than forced to take second jobs

cash-strapped cops than forced to take second jobs
More police officers than ever (7.8%) have taken second jobs according to the headline results of our latest pay and morale survey. This is up from 6....
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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 C...
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Armed police shot at from car during chase in London

Armed police shot at from car during chase in London
Shots were fired at armed police from a car and one officer was hurt during a chase through the streets of London.Officers responded to reports of peo...
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Stranded bride gets police car lift to wedding

Stranded bride gets police car lift to wedding
A bride was given a lift to her wedding in a police car after her wedding car broke down.The gift of "something borrowed and something blue" arrived i...
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