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Andrew Harper: Teenager pleads guilty to manslaughter of policeman

Andrew Harper: Teenager pleads guilty to manslaughter of policeman
The 28-year-old newlywed was on duty when he was killed near the village of Sulhamstead in Berkshire on 15 August last year.A teenager has pleaded gui...
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Off-duty PSNI officer confronted at his door by masked man armed with shotgun

Off-duty PSNI officer confronted at his door by masked man armed with shotgun
An off-duty PSNI officer has escaped a murder attempt after a masked man came to his door in the middle of the night and pointed a shotgun at him.The ...
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Welfare Support Programme

Welfare Support Programme
The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) is kicking off 2020 with a renewed commitment to the mental health and wellbeing of our members.The ...
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Police Covenant must not fail in addressing mental health

Police Covenant must not fail in addressing mental health
Shocking figures show thousands of personnel struggle to cope with mounting pressures caused by years of budget cuts that saw 20,000 colleagues slashe...
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A Crappy Xmas – When it’s Bluer than my language

A Crappy Xmas – When it’s Bluer than my language
Now that I have your attention, I want to talk about that time of year again, when most people get to take a bit of a break to be spent with family an...
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Taser - a ‘use’ is not always what you think!

Taser - a ‘use’ is not always what you think!
As Taser makes the news, PFEW National Chair John Apter champions the wider roll out of the life-saving deviceTaser has been under the media spotlight...
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Slough Offender Imported Guns Into UK

Slough Offender Imported Guns Into UK
A 37-year-old man from Slough has been convicted of his role in a plot to import 96 lethal firearms into the UK following an investigation by the join...
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Lancashire Police will arm its frontline officers following rise in violent attacks

Lancashire Police will arm its frontline officers following rise in violent attacks
Hundreds more police officers will be trained to use Tasers following a rise in attacks, it can be revealed.Lancashire’s force is planning to increase...
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Hull police shooting: Man shot by armed officers

Hull police shooting: Man shot by armed officers
Police arrived at Hessle Road, Hull, after receiving reports that a man in the street was in possession of a firearm in the early hours of Sunday morn...
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Grenade attack on police vehicle was ‘attempt to kill officers’

Grenade attack on police vehicle was ‘attempt to kill officers’
A loud bang was heard around 2am on Wednesday after a missile struck a landrover in west Belfast.A grenade was thrown at a police land rover in West B...
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A sweet gesture: Girl, 9, gives thank you notes and chocolates to police

A sweet gesture: Girl, 9, gives thank you notes and chocolates to police
Eva Davies praised police officers in Lancashire for working extremely hard, adding in her handwritten noteA nine-year-old girl has been handing out c...
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Welfare Support Program funding doubled

 

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More than half of officers worry about money almost every day

More than half of officers worry about money almost every day
New research conducted by the Police Federation of England and Wales reveals the shocking fact that more than half of police officers worry about mone...
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Yvonne Fletcher: The 35-year-old vow to a dying friend

Yvonne Fletcher: The 35-year-old vow to a dying friend
Thirty-five years ago a young police officer was shot and killed at a demonstration - her colleague held her as she died. He told the Victoria Derbysh...
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We can’t remove stress in policing, but we can talk about it more

We can’t remove stress in policing, but we can talk about it more
Experts say some stress in your life can be a good thing, but we have to be aware when stress spirals and tips into being something more serious and m...
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Police officer charged with murder of ex-Aston Villa footballer

Police officer charged with murder of ex-Aston Villa footballer
 A police officer has been charged with the murder of retired footballer Dalian Atkinson who died after being Tasered.The ex-Aston Villa striker,...
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MPs launch inquiry into IOPC amid concerns complaints system it is ‘not working as it should’

MPs launch inquiry into IOPC amid concerns complaints system it is ‘not working as it should’
The Home Affairs Select Committee has launched an inquiry into the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) amid concerns it is “not working”.The ...
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Devon police officer killed himself on day his former girlfriend moved out of their home

Devon police officer killed himself on day his former girlfriend moved out of their home
 A Devon & Cornwall police officer at the centre of a misconduct investigation killed himself on the day his former girlfriend moved out of t...
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5,000 bikers join 'ride in respect' for killed PC

5,000 bikers join 'ride in respect' for killed PC
The widow of a police officer who was killed in the line of duty has led almost 5,000 motorcyclists in a "ride of respect" in his honour.PC Andrew Har...
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Officer suicides averted by Welfare Support Programme

Officer suicides averted by Welfare Support Programme
 A pioneering counselling service for police officers has saved five from suicide and helped 20,000 more, the Police Federation of England and Wa...
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