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Should more West Yorkshire police officers be armed?

Should more West Yorkshire police officers be armed?
  The public in West Yorkshire are to be asked whether police in the county should be routinely armed with guns and Taser electric stun weapons. ...
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Call to challenge mental health stigma after suicide of Sheffield policeman

Call to challenge mental health stigma after suicide of Sheffield policeman
+ The family of a Sheffield policeman who took his life after battling depression say the ‘stigma’ around mental health should be challenged. PC Carl ...
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Armed police save heart attack man's life at Wales Airshow

Armed police save heart attack man's life at Wales Airshow
  Armed police on patrol at Swansea’s Wales Airshow have helped to save the life of man who had collapsed with a heart attack. The 80-year-old wa...
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Police officer threatened with a shotgun

Police officer threatened with a shotgun
A police officer was threatened with a shotgun after chasing a suspect into an alley in Anerley. Two officers were in plain clothes and carrying out p...
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Police Mental Health sickness up by 47%

Police Mental Health sickness up by 47%
Che Donald , the Federation’s lead on Police Officer Mental Health, said: 'There is a systematic failure of care to these officers'. The number of pol...
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Police chiefs to consider arming beat bobbies with pistols

Police chiefs to consider arming beat bobbies with pistols
The controversial move could overturn Britain’s proud tradition of routine unarmed policing. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) will meet next...
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Pressure on police forces sees officers contemplating suicide

Pressure on police forces sees officers contemplating suicide
  Detective Warren Hines says he is aware of sergeants allocating work "on the basis of who is the least tearful that morning". A decorated senio...
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Additional 1800 officers to be equipped with Taser

Additional 1800 officers to be equipped with Taser
The Met Commissioner has today, Tuesday, 20 June, announced her decision to equip an additional 1,800 officers across the Met with Taser to better pro...
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Joint firearms operation leads to arrests

Joint firearms operation leads to arrests
Two men have been charged with seven firearms offences after they were arrested by armed officers from the National Crime Agency. Zahid Ali (33) from ...
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Man 'reaching for knife' tasered by police outside Parliament

Man 'reaching for knife' tasered by police outside Parliament
A man was brought down with a Taser outside the Palace of Westminster after he reached for a knife when approached by officers, Scotland Yard has said...
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Jermaine Baker shooting: Firearms officer will not be charged

Jermaine Baker shooting: Firearms officer will not be charged
A Met Police firearms officer will face no charges over the shooting of a man who was killed in a botched attempt to free a prisoner, prosecutors said...
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Devon and Cornwall PCC in armed civilians row

Devon and Cornwall PCC in armed civilians row
  A police chief has found herself at odds with her own force by saying she would look into whether gun owners could act as armed civilians in th...
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PFOA Summer Ball 2017

PFOA Summer Ball 2017
The annual Police Firearms Officers Association summer ball took place last weekend In Milton Keynes with over three hundred guests attending. The eve...
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Tasers could be given to police officers in Dorset in wake of terror attacks

Tasers could be given to police officers in Dorset in wake of terror attacks
CASH-STRAPPED rural police officers could be issued with Tasers in the wake of recent terror attacks, Dorset’s police and crime commissioner has...
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Sky poll: Public asked if they want police to be armed

Sky poll: Public asked if they want police to be armed
Sky News - Most Britons are in favour of police carrying guns after attacks in Manchester and London, a Sky Data poll finds. The vast majority of Brit...
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When I joined the Police I resolved never to carry a gun. But I've changed my mind

When I joined the Police I resolved never to carry a gun. But I've changed my mind
  The Guardian - I’ve been a police officer for 20 years. When I joined the service I resolved that if I was ever required to carry a gun, ...
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IPCC investigation into London Bridge terror shootings underway

IPCC investigation into London Bridge terror shootings underway
The deputy chairman insists “no individual officer” is under investigation. The Independent Police Complaints Commission has begun its inq...
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Melbourne siege a 'terrorist incident'

Melbourne siege a 'terrorist incident'
  Australian police are treating as a "terrorist incident" a Melbourne siege in which a gunman was killed. Heavily armed officers arrived at an a...
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London Bridge terror: Seven killed in van and knife attack, three attackers shot dead

London Bridge terror: Seven killed in van and knife attack, three attackers shot dead
All the staff and membership at the PFOA thoughts are with everyone caught up in this horrific terrorist attack. In particular to those who have lost ...
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Armed police 'inundated' with support from public

Armed police 'inundated' with support from public
Nottinghamshire Police say armed patrol officers have been "inundated with messages of support" from the public over the last week There was an increa...
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