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Terror threat: UK upgrades armed police response

Terror threat: UK upgrades armed police response
BBC - Britain is upgrading its armed police response to terror attacks, with £114m to fund an extra 1,000 armed police over five years. What cap...
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The officers who protect Briton's nuclear sites

The officers who protect Briton's nuclear sites
BBC - Since 2005, every nuclear power station in the UK has had armed protection – the Civil Nuclear Constabulary . But why does such security e...
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PFOA backs federation calls for Taser for all officers

PFOA backs federation calls for Taser for all officers
Mark Williams , chief executive officer for the Police firearms Officers Association (PFOA), says the PFOA has “always supported the PFEW stance...
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Armed police moments from shooting man

Armed police moments from shooting man
Plymouth Herald - An armed police officer was moments from shooting dead a man with a gun during a four-hour siege, a court heard.   The officer ...
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Top trauma surgeon tells of devastating injuries caused by handguns

Top trauma surgeon tells of devastating injuries caused by handguns
Evening Standard - A leading trauma surgeon has told of the "devastating" injuries caused by low-velocity rounds fired from handguns preferred by Lond...
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Woman shot in anti-terror operation

Woman shot in anti-terror operation
BBC NEWS - A woman in her 20s has been shot by police and four people arrested in an anti-terror operation in north-west London and Kent, Scotland Yar...
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Westminster terror alert: Man arrested by Armed Officers

Westminster terror alert: Man arrested by Armed Officers
  SKY NEWS - Armed officers have arrested a man in connection with preparing a terror attack just yards from Downing Street.   The suspect w...
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Experienced firearms officers should get pension incentives not to retire

Experienced firearms officers should get pension incentives not to retire
  Police Oracle -Idea is being explored at highest level, and one chief explained why he advocates its introduction   Police chiefs are expl...
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Policy changes to counter terror attack tactics may have left officers without protection on post-incident procedures.

Policy changes to counter terror attack tactics may have left officers without protection on post-incident procedures.
  Neither the National Police Chiefs' Council ( NPCC ) nor the Home Office would be drawn on whether the 'shoot to stop' switch comes with the ad...
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More firearms officers ready to protect the public

More firearms officers ready to protect the public
  NPCC - There are 640 more firearms officers protecting the public in England and Wales than this time last year. The increase is largely financ...
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Taser continues to prove its worth

Taser continues to prove its worth
  New Use of Taser statistics further prove the effectiveness of the less than lethal weapon, says the Police Federation of England and Wales. To...
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Gun crime in London increases by 42%

BBC NEWS - Gun crime offences in London surged by 42% in the last year, according to official statistics. The Met Police's figures showed there were 2...
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Police Scotland stopped enhanced payments to officers

The Scottish Police Federation is challenging Police Scotland over special payments to armed officers who protect the royal family on holiday.   ...
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Sara Thornton: 'PIP must reflect support our officers deserve'

Sara Thornton: 'PIP must reflect support our officers deserve'
NPCC Chairman, writing exclusively for Police Oracle, says balance between full investigation and fair treatment of armed police officers must be...
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Armed Officers Save Lives

Armed Officers Save Lives
THE SUN - London terror attack proves why ordinary police need firearms training and must carry guns, says ex-Met gun cop. British paranoia about guns...
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Anti-terror police grab suspects from car

BBC NEWS - Armed anti-terror police have grabbed two people from a car in a busy Birmingham street. A man and woman, aged 21 and 23, were plucked from...
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Mark Duggan's family lose inquest appeal

BBC NEWS - The family of Mark Duggan, whose death sparked riots around England, have lost a legal challenge against the conclusion his death was lawfu...
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Police Scotland to lead terror exercise

A major counter-terrorism exercise will take place in Scotland later this year, the Prime Minister has announced. The operation in October will test t...
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Police face shortage of armed officers

The Sunday Times - A police chief has warned for the first time that forces will fail to meet the government’s pledge to increase the number of armed ...
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Wembley enhanced security operation

TELEGRAPH - An enhanced security force including heavily-armed police officers and tank-like armoured vehicles ensured that England's World Cup qualif...
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