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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 strike...
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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 ...
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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 Ha...
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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 W...
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Post Incident Procedures (PIP) Seminar

Post Incident Procedures (PIP) Seminar
Post Incident Procedures (PIPs) carry so much importance in the worlds of firearms and operational policing, such is the nature of any incident classi...
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THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH

THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH
On World Mental Health Day National Vice-Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) Ché Donald explains why supporting Mental Health i...
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PFEW: Chiefs have Taser funding, so what’s next?

PFEW: Chiefs have Taser funding, so what’s next?
Last week was a massive win for the PFEW with the Government announcement of £10million for a wider roll-out of Taser  This means more colleagues...
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Army widow diagnosed with PTSD after husband killed himself from same illness

Army widow diagnosed with PTSD after husband killed himself from same illness
The mum of Army veteran husband took his own life amid his post-traumatic stress disorder battle - now she has it too The widow of an Army veteran wit...
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Home Office announces £10 million for Taser uplift

Home Office announces £10 million for Taser uplift
The additional ring-fenced funding will significantly increase the number of officers carrying the devices in England and Wales. The Home Office is gi...
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Police officer injured in Holbrooks hit-and-run doesn't recognise his wife

Police officer injured in Holbrooks hit-and-run doesn't recognise his wife
PC Chris Burnham was knocked down in the line of duty The police officer who was the victim of a hit-and-run in Holbrooks has been left unable to reco...
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Suicidal frontline police who are too busy to ask for expert help

Suicidal frontline police who are too busy to ask for expert help
SUICIDAL police officers are going out on emergency jobs because they are too busy to ask for help. A number of officers surveyed during their shifts ...
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Police Federation response to IOPC ‘reasonable force’

Police Federation response to IOPC ‘reasonable force’
  Federation response to IOPC ‘reasonable force’ blog Firearms lead, Steve Hartshorn, reacts to “inaccurate” publication Last week the Independen...
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PUBLIC OVERWHELMINGLY BACK CALL FOR ALL POLICE TO CARRY TASERS

PUBLIC OVERWHELMINGLY BACK CALL FOR ALL POLICE TO CARRY TASERS
An exclusive LBC poll suggests 73% of the public think that all police officers in the UK should be armed with tasers. The survey of Police Federation...
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Police Chief wants to arm all his officers with Tasers

Police Chief wants to arm all his officers with Tasers
A CHIEF CONSTABLE is fighting back against violence in lawless Britain by arming all his officers with Taser stun guns. Nick Adderley of Northampton P...
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Police escape injury in County Fermanagh bomb attack

Police escape injury in County Fermanagh bomb attack
Police officers have escaped injury in a bomb explosion in County Fermanagh. The explosion happened at Wattlebridge, near Newtownbutler, close to the ...
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UK crime SHAME: Shock figures reveal 'appalling' attacks on police officers each day

UK crime SHAME: Shock figures reveal 'appalling' attacks on police officers each day
VIOLENT assaults on police have risen by a third in just four years, new figures reveal. Officers are being injured on duty at a rate of 28 a day as t...
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