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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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Police officers signed off with stress up 130% in Wales

Police officers signed off with stress up 130% in Wales
The number of police officers in Wales signed off work due to stress has more than doubled over the past four years, according to new figures. A Freed...
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British armed cops ‘best trained and most restrained in the world’

British armed cops ‘best trained and most restrained in the world’
Armed officers in the UK are the best in the world, says the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) in spite of new figures which show a rise i...
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Police shoot man in Birmingham street during armed arrest

Police shoot man in Birmingham street during armed arrest
Police have shot and injured a man on a street in south-west Birmingham. An armed officer fired his weapon in Hereford Close, Rubery, at about 21:00 B...
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PC killed himself after suffering depression

PC killed himself after suffering depression
An under-pressure police officer killed himself weeks after being told he could lose half his salary or face dismissal due to unsatisfactory performan...
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Firearms officers praised as inquest into fatal police shooting concludes with lawful verdict

Firearms officers praised as inquest into fatal police shooting concludes with lawful verdict
Richard Davies, 41, was shot at his home in St Neots after firing at police and threatening to kill his own children Police have commended the firearm...
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police smashed crime gang's bid to smuggle guns

police smashed crime gang's bid to smuggle guns
  Five men found guilty of supplying firearms to city crime group Police intercepted a consignment of guns and ammunition as it was delivered to ...
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police officers taking sick days for poor mental health doubles in six years

police officers taking sick days for poor mental health doubles in six years
The number of police officers taking sick leave because of mental health problems has nearly doubled in just six years. The London’s Met saw a drastic...
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