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Emergency services training exercise at Pleasurewood Hills

Emergency services training exercise at Pleasurewood Hills
  Suffolk Constabulary , together with partner emergency services, took part in a live-play training exercise at Pleasurewood Hills near Lowestof...
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Men sentenced to more than 100 years in prison for firearms offences

Men sentenced to more than 100 years in prison for firearms offences
Six men have been sentenced to more than 100 years in prison following a shooting in Bedford last year described as ‘a scene more reminiscent of Chica...
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One in four police officers who died in Devon and Cornwall since 2009 took their own lives

One in four police officers who died in Devon and Cornwall since 2009 took their own lives
Calls grow for better safeguards to 'protect the protectors' including better mental health provision and greater punishments for those who assault em...
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Scottish police officers 'feel vulnerable to spontaneous violence'

Scottish police officers 'feel vulnerable to spontaneous violence'
Scotland's police officers feel under-equipped to tackle violent crime and terrorism, the Scottish Police Federation (SPF) has claimed. The SPF said m...
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WW2 Machine Guns Among 140 Firearms Handed To Police

WW2 Machine Guns Among 140 Firearms Handed To Police
  Two Second World War Machine guns were handed in to police in the first week of a gun amnesty launched by Scotland Yard . Over the past week mo...
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increased workloads harms mental resilience

increased workloads harms mental resilience
Equality Liaison Officers (ELOs) have been given a lesson in maintaining morale and mental resilience from a former British Army officer. Lt Col Richa...
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Man jailed over 160 guns found in house fire

Man jailed over 160 guns found in house fire
A 74-year-old man has been jailed for five years after 160 guns were found at his home following a fire. The weapons and ammunition, including machine...
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Give Up Your Guns - National Firearms Surrender

Give Up Your Guns - National Firearms Surrender
  Scotland Yard launched a new campaign today urging people to give up their guns to keep them out of the hands of criminals. Officers have urged...
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Armed police stopping cars and pedestrians in Christmas Market security crackdown

Armed police stopping cars and pedestrians in Christmas Market security crackdown
Armed police officers are stopping cars and pedestrians in Birmingham city centre in a security crackdown ahead of the launch of the German Christmas ...
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Firearms Special Report - Witness or Suspect

Firearms Special Report - Witness or Suspect
  Above and beyond : firearms special report - witness or suspect A short video report made by the Police Federation of England and Wales Highlig...
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Body worn video shows firearms officers disarming knife man with a Taser

Body worn video shows firearms officers disarming knife man with a Taser
  This is the moment firearms officers safely disarmed a man as he marched towards them carrying two knives, in footage captured on body cameras ...
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Jailed for supplying sawn-off shotguns

Jailed for supplying sawn-off shotguns
Two men from Birmingham who were responsible for supplying sawn-off shotguns to organised crime groups have been jailed for more than 55 years, a...
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Police Set Date For November National Gun Surrender

Police Set Date For November National Gun Surrender
Police forces across the UK are appealing for people to hand over any unwanted guns with a two week surrender of firearms and ammunition , starting on...
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Police sickness bill tops £2 million

Police sickness bill tops £2 million
The bill for sickness absence at Staffordshire Police smashed through the £2 million barrier last year - as nearly 60 per cent of frontline officers a...
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Mental health sees 300,000 people leave their jobs each year

Mental health sees 300,000 people leave their jobs each year
Up to 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year, a report says. It also claims poor mental health costs ...
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Crossbow hostage siege - house set on fire

Crossbow hostage siege - house set on fire
  A 36-year-old man has been arrested after a house was surrounded by armed police investigating reports that a man was inside armed with a cross...
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MI5 and police to undergo biggest terror shake-up since 9/11

MI5 and police to undergo biggest terror shake-up since 9/11
MI5 and police are to carry out the biggest shake-up of their counter-terrorism operations since the 7/7 London bombings in a new attempt to protect t...
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Nuneaton bowling alley siege: Man arrested

Nuneaton bowling alley siege: Man arrested
A suspected gunman was arrested after police ended a four-hour siege at a bowling alley in Nuneaton. Officers were called to MFA Bowl in Bermuda Park ...
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Latest issue of Top Cover magazine

Latest issue of Top Cover magazine
  The latest edition of the PFOA magazine Top Cover is now available to download in this issue:   Out and about - West Midlands Police From ...
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Seminar addresses serious post incident issues

Seminar addresses serious post incident issues
Delegates to the Federation’s second annual Post Incident Procedures (PIPs) seminar have been hearing from a range of guest speakers and experts. ...
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