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Firearm amnesty removes 88 guns from the streets

Firearm amnesty removes 88 guns from the streets
A large haul of firearms, air weapons and ammunition is now off the streets of Lanarkshire.Police Scotland seized a total of 22 firearms, 66 air weapo...
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Deaths and serious injuries guidance closer after Fed campaign

Deaths and serious injuries guidance closer after Fed campaign
Members are being urged to send in their views on draft new guidance concerning deaths and serious injuries (DSI) following police contact on non-fire...
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More needs to be done sooner' for police welfare

More needs to be done sooner' for police welfare
Police wellbeing is the focus of a new 'goal' being launched today by the Home Office in conjunction with partners in policing and mental health.The&n...
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Frontline officers want to be armed with Tasers at all times

Frontline officers want to be armed with Tasers at all times
Survey reveals four fifths of cops believe the weapon is essential protection from violent offendersThe vast majority of North Wales Police officers w...
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New Offensive Weapons Bill Launched 

New Offensive Weapons Bill Launched 
The Home Secretary has introduced new legislation to ban the delivery of knives and corrosives bought online to residential addresses.The Offensi...
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Police Scotland begin two-week firearms amnesty

Police Scotland begin two-week firearms amnesty
Police Scotland has launched a firearms amnesty, intended to stop weapons falling into the hands of criminals.Anyone who has a gun or ammunition witho...
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Officer and staff welfare focus in HMICFRS ‘State of Policing’ report

Officer and staff welfare focus in HMICFRS ‘State of Policing’ report
Sir Thomas Winsor, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabularies, has today (12th June 2018) released his annual assessment of policing in the UK.Th...
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Taking the policing brain on holiday

Taking the policing brain on holiday
Some great advice from the Police Dependants Trust Taking a busy mind on holiday can be the last thing any of us (or our loved ones) really want....
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PM pays tribute to London Bridge victims and heroes on anniversary of terror attack

PM pays tribute to London Bridge victims and heroes on anniversary of terror attack
A year on from the murder of eight people, the UK's senior counter terror policing co-ordinator says the threat remains high.Britain's resolve against...
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Multi-agency exercise 'gave us the chance to test how we would respond'

Multi-agency exercise 'gave us the chance to test how we would respond'
Emergency services have held a live training exercise to test the response to a terror attack in Lincoln city centre.The exercise was staged at Lincol...
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Hundreds of police officers to receive Taser training

Hundreds of police officers to receive Taser training
MORE than 500 police officers in Scotland will start Taser training this month. Police Scotland says the move is in response to an increase in assault...
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British Transport Police opens Counter Terrorism Hub at Birmingham New Street station

British Transport Police opens Counter Terrorism Hub at Birmingham New Street station
On Thursday 24 May, British Transport Police introduced its first regional counter terrorism unit at Birmingham New Street station. The open...
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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 to...
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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 force says ‘best support’ has been given to personnel including himselfAlmost 100 Wiltshire police officers and staff have sought p...
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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 in...
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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 Ju...
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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 pro...
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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 firearms, including two AK47-style machine guns, have been seized following a joint operation by Border Force and the National Crime Agency at th...
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