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All British police officers should carry guns, say CoventryLive readers

All British police officers should carry guns, say CoventryLive readers
More than 4,400 people voted when we asked the 'should all UK police officers carry guns on duty?' Every British police officer should carry a gun, ac...
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West Midlands Police to double number of officers carrying Tasers

West Midlands Police to double number of officers carrying Tasers
By this time next year, more than 1,440 officers will be armed with Tasers More police officers in the West Midlands are being given Tasers - to try a...
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Armed officer who was seriously hurt in hit and run praised for not shooting driver

Armed officer who was seriously hurt in hit and run praised for not shooting driver
The officer's rifle had the safety catch off and he could have legitimately opened fire  judge praised an armed office r for not shooting a fleei...
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Father of fallen officer PC Fiona Bone salutes her bravery and reveals the true cost of duty

Father of fallen officer PC Fiona Bone salutes her bravery and reveals the true cost of duty
  The father of PC Fiona Bone has told how he owes a debt of gratitude for the outpouring of public support after she and another female officer...
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Jump in antidepressant prescriptions in England

Jump in antidepressant prescriptions in England
A total of 70.9 million prescriptions for antidepressants were dispensed in England in 2018. NHS Digital figures show that the number of drugs issued ...
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More Kent Police officers to be trained to use Taser

More Kent Police officers to be trained to use Taser
The Chief Constable of Kent Police, Alan Pughsley , is increasing the number of Taser trained officers for the county in the face of a rise in violent...
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Police officers across UK threaten to boycott People's Postcode Lottery

Police officers across UK threaten to boycott People's Postcode Lottery
Scores of police and supporters say they will boycott People's Postcode Lottery after £450,000 donation to campaign group which opposes spithoods and ...
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Significant terrorist hide uncovered in Forkhill

Significant terrorist hide uncovered in Forkhill
Police have uncovered a significant terrorist hide containing component parts for mortars including six mortar tubes in a forested area at the Carewam...
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Terror police investigate explosives near Waterloo Station, Heathrow and London City Airport

Terror police investigate explosives near Waterloo Station, Heathrow and London City Airport
Police received separate reports of suspicious packages at Waterloo Station and Heathrow and London City airports earlier today. Counter-terror police...
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Decision to allow student officers access to Taser

Decision to allow student officers access to Taser
The decision to allow student officers access to Taser has been hailed as a ‘victory for our members and for common sense’ by the Chair of the Police ...
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Detective opens up about trauma of the job after PTSD diagnosis

Detective opens up about trauma of the job after PTSD diagnosis
A former child abuse detective has lifted the lid on the trauma of delving into “harrowing” online images on a daily basis after it led him to develop...
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Number of police plummets as officers quit and forces miss recruitment targets

Number of police plummets as officers quit and forces miss recruitment targets
Almost 2,500 police have resigned since April last year and most Brit forces say they are struggling to fill roles Experienced police officers are qui...
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British style of policing 'on its knees and facing extinction' because of cuts

British style of policing 'on its knees and facing extinction' because of cuts
A survey finds many officers find their job "very or extremely stressful" and they are being exposed to "increased risk". Budget cuts are putting the ...
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Firefighters to be trained as police officers for seven Devon towns

Firefighters to be trained as police officers for seven Devon towns
The new role will be called 'community responder' Seven firefighters are to be trained as police officers is what is believed to be a national first. ...
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Armed manhunt after police officer attacked

Armed manhunt after police officer attacked
A police officer has been attacked by two men after carrying out a "routine stop" on a car. The Dyfed-Powys Police officer was taken to hospital as a ...
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Finn's Law: Stabbed police dog bill passed by MPs

Finn's Law: Stabbed police dog bill passed by MPs
A wounded police dog that inspired proposed laws to protect service dogs and horses watched in the House of Commons as MPs backed the legislation. Fin...
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Colleague of murdered police officer Yvonne Fletcher offers reward from his pension to catch memorial vandals

Colleague of murdered police officer Yvonne Fletcher offers reward from his pension to catch memorial vandals
A retired police officer who was with Yvonne Fletcher when she was shot and killed policing a protest has offered a reward to help catch the vandal wh...
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Every Norfolk response officer will be given option to arm with Taser

Every Norfolk response officer will be given option to arm with Taser
Every response officer in Norfolk will have the option to arm themselves with Taser by 2021, the chief constable has said. But he stopped short of mee...
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Police chiefs' concern over 'shortage of armed officers'

Police chiefs' concern over 'shortage of armed officers'
Senior police leaders have said a rise in gun crime and a looming recruitment shortfall are leaving some specialist armed officers "stretched". Figure...
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Policeman shot dead by robber remembered 100 years on

Policeman shot dead by robber remembered 100 years on
A policeman who died after being shot by an armed robber has been remembered at a special ceremony, a century on from his murder. PC James Campbell wa...
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