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Paramilitary threats forced 52 PSNI officers to move home

Paramilitary threats forced 52 PSNI officers to move home
In the past seven years 52 PSNI officers were forced from their homes due to threats, according to Mark Lindsay , chairman of the representative body ...
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Firearms officers to have new £50m HQ and training centre in London

Firearms officers to have new £50m HQ and training centre in London
A new £50 million base for armed police officers is to be built in central London to help protect the public from terrorism. The new base will house a...
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Hero officers who shot London Bridge terrorists dead return to frontline

Hero officers who shot London Bridge terrorists dead return to frontline
The hero police officers who shot dead the London Bridge terrorists have returned to the frontline. An inquiry into the deaths of Khuram Shazad Butt, ...
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Major new roll-out of Taser across Northamptonshire Police's frontline officers

Major new roll-out of Taser across Northamptonshire Police's frontline officers
On Wednesday 6th September saw the first phase roll-out of Taser to an additional 100 Northamptonshire Police response officers. The Force – along wit...
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The Duke of Cambridge gives a speech at the National Mental Health & Policing Conference

The Duke of Cambridge gives a speech at the National Mental Health & Policing Conference
  His Royal Highness - The Duke of Cambridge gave a speech this morning at the National Mental Health and Policing Conference. Thank you, Chief C...
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Blood test for PTSD as scientists find genetic changes in traumatised soldiers

Blood test for PTSD as scientists find genetic changes in traumatised soldiers
  Post traumatic stress disorder could soon be diagnosed with simple blood test after scientists found crucial genetic changes in soldiers suffer...
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UK terror threat level severe 'for at least five years'

UK terror threat level severe 'for at least five years'
The senior UK counter-terrorism officer at Scotland Yard has warned the terror threat level will remain at severe for at least the next five years. Me...
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Police feel undervalued and underpaid, poll suggests

Police feel undervalued and underpaid, poll suggests
Morale is low among three in every five police officers, a survey by the body representing rank-and-file officers in England and Wales suggests. The P...
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Undercover police snatch high-powered Skorpion submachine gun in secret operation

Undercover police snatch high-powered Skorpion submachine gun in secret operation
  Undercover police snatch the high-powered Skorpion submachine gun in a secret operation along with a silencer and ammunition amid fears it was ...
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Gun seized in Merseyside is 'most criminally used firearm in Britain'

Gun seized in Merseyside is 'most criminally used firearm in Britain'
  A gun seized by armed police after a shooting in Merseyside has been described as “the most criminally used firearm in Britain”. The Beretta 90...
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Taking the lead: Maintaining morale and mental resilience

Taking the lead: Maintaining morale and mental resilience
Lt Col (Retd) Richard Dorney served in the British Army for more than 38 years. He established the Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) system in the Army an...
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Oxford police officer goes public about his struggle with depression

Oxford police officer goes public about his struggle with depression
  An Oxford police officer has opened up for the first time about his struggles with depression, as he reveals the huge pressures on those tasked...
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CPS rejects IPCC case against officer in Taser discharge

CPS rejects IPCC case against officer in Taser discharge
The Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to pursue charges against an officer following a Taser  discharge despite a referral from the Indep...
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Behind the scenes with armed police in Devon & Cornwall

Behind the scenes with armed police in Devon & Cornwall
  A new behind the scenes video reveals how armed police patrol Cornwall and Devon. It is explaining how firearms the teams work and train, inclu...
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Police Officer has written a book about his family's fight to save his 10 year old son from cancer

Police Officer has written a book about his family's fight to save his  10 year old son from cancer
Warwickshire Police officer Jeff Goodwin has written a book about his family's fight to save his 10-year-old son Alex from a rare form of cancer. Alex...
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Officer shoots four jihadis as they marched from Audi on killing rampage

Officer shoots four jihadis as they marched from Audi on killing rampage
A HEROIC police officer killed four terrorists single-handedly in a shootout in Cambrils after  jihadis rammed a van into pedestrians - just hour...
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60 trauma counsellors brought in for firefighters following Grenfell fire

60 trauma counsellors brought in for firefighters following Grenfell fire
An extra 60 counsellors were drafted in by the London Fire Brigade to help firefighters traumatised by the Grenfell Tower fire , the Victoria Derbyshi...
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Five held after police officers shot at in Birmingham

Five held after police officers shot at in Birmingham
A group of men opened fire at their vehicle. Five men have been arrested after officers were shot at during an operation to crack down on gun crime. S...
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West Midlands Police are deploying firearms to 60% more incidents compared to last year.

West Midlands Police are deploying firearms to 60% more incidents compared to last year.
Armed officers in the West Midlands Police were deployed on 672 more operations in the year ending March 2017 than in the year ending March 2016. West...
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Police Officers cycle 250 miles to buy defibrillators for children's football clubs

Police Officers cycle 250 miles to buy defibrillators for children's football clubs
  Kieran was just 13 years of age when he collapsed after having a cardiac arrest whilst training for Dunbeth FC. Unfortunately, on that tragic e...
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