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Risk of ‘postcode lottery’ for Taser as police representative demands Home Office funds kit

Risk of ‘postcode lottery’ for Taser as police representative demands Home Office funds kit
TASER must be funded by central government instead of costing police forces cash from their budget, a police representative has insisted in a letter t...
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Almost 100 police have received psychological help after Salisbury attack

Almost 100 police have received psychological help after Salisbury attack
Chief of Wiltshire f orce says ‘best support’ has been given to personnel including himself Almost 100 Wiltshire police officers and staff have sought...
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Officers 'put off' from becoming elite marksmen

Officers 'put off' from becoming elite marksmen
Some recruits drop out, fearing how they could be treated following a police shooting, Concerns over the way armed police officers are often treated i...
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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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South Wales police Taser rethink as gang knife threat grows

South Wales police Taser rethink as gang knife threat grows
All frontline police officers in south Wales could be armed with Tasers to face the increasing threat of gangs carrying knives. Chief Constable Matt J...
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Oxford shooting: Police and gunman in standoff

Oxford shooting: Police and gunman in standoff
Armed police have exchanged fire with a gunman after a person was shot in Oxford city centre. Thames Valley Police said shots had been fired from a pr...
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Device discovered at home of second PSNI officer's parents in Londonderry

Device discovered at home of second PSNI officer's parents in Londonderry
The PSNI have said they will offer support to the family of a police officer whose relatives were targeted by “cowardly thugs” who planted a hoax devi...
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Joint Operation Nets Firearms Haul 

Joint Operation Nets Firearms Haul 
Nine f irearms , including two AK47 -style machine guns, have been seized following a joint operation by Border Force and the National Crime Agency at...
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Armed Response Vehicle officer's roles to be extended

Armed Response Vehicle officer's roles to be extended
Police Scotland can confirm that the extended role of Armed Response Vehicle officers (ARVs) will be implemented on 7 May, 2018. As announced in Decem...
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CI Karen Stevenson Staffordshire Police on Armed Policing for women

CI Karen Stevenson Staffordshire Police on Armed Policing for women
Karen Stevenson: Chief Inspector, Local Police Commander & Post Incident Manager, Staffordshire Police, recently Tweeted the following message off...
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80% of police officers suffer from depression or anxiety

80% of police officers suffer from depression or anxiety
Reductions in staff numbers are having 'significant impacts upon the public' as fewer officers share larger a work load Eight of out 10 police officer...
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HMICFRS praises ‘internationally unmatched’ counter-terrorism response

HMICFRS praises ‘internationally unmatched’ counter-terrorism response
The UK is seen as the “reference nation” when it comes to responding to terror attacks, according to a summary report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of...
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South Wales Police Taser policy to be reviewed in light of gun and knife crime

South Wales Police Taser policy to be reviewed in light of gun and knife crime
It is in response to the number of officers being kicked, punched and spat at on a weekly basis The chief constable of South Wales Police is ordering ...
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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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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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