The PFOA News feed

News and updates from the PFOA

MASTS team commander tells jury he opened fire ‘fearing for my life’

  Police intelligence described Yassar Yaqub as “highly active criminal” and operation targeted meeting where firearms would be present  A W...

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Man armed with knife shot by police in Derby

A man with a knife has been shot dead by armed officers after being spotted in the car park of a police station in Derby. Police have said the identit...

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Merseyside Police monitor officers stress

The latest cohort of recruits to Merseyside Police will be wearing wrist bands that monitor their stress and strain levels as well as sleep patterns, ...

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More than 13,000 police officers were signed off work last year due to stress

More than 13,000 police officers were signed off work last year due to stress, depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Martis Me...

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Police officers save lives everyday-but now is the time to urgently support their mental health

  Horrific figures revealed have shown that once a fortnight a police officer across the country takes his own life. Reasons for this are long-ma...

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Police shooting of Chris Kaba

Police shooting of Chris Kaba The PFOA have been approached by various media outlets to provide an interview around the suspension of the Metropolitan...

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Former Police Interceptor Ben Pearson on mental health mission

A FORMER  Bradforc police officer who has spoken frankly about his mental health struggles is determined to make sure emergency service...

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Man shot by police after car chase in south London

  A "suspect" vehicle was stopped following "tactical contact" at 9.51pm on Monday in Kirkstall Gardens, Streatham Hill, police said in a stateme...

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Police take nearly 500,000 sick days due to mental health issues

Police have taken a record 500,000 days off due to mental health issues, new data has revealed, as a former watchdog blames trauma for caring for the ...

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Police 'scooped Olivia up' and covered gunshot wound in race to save her

An armed response officer scooped Olivia into their arms after finding her with a gunshot wound, a coroner's court heard Armed police officers scooped...

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West Mercia Police plans for new firearms training centre

A NEW firearms training centre for police officers in Worcestershire could be built under new plans. West Mercia Police intends to build the new centr...

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Police officer left with brain bleed after being attacked on duty issues plea: 'Don't take your anger out on us'

A police officer who was left with a bleed to the brain after being attacked on duty has spoken of the trauma inflicted on him and his family PC Leo C...

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Armed police ‘being sent to save heart attack patients’ amid NHS crisis

  Armed police are reportedly having to attend to people having cardiac arrests due to a national shortage of paramedics. With the NHS facing its...

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PFOA member has delivered humanitarian aid to Kyiv

A PFOA member has  delivered humanitarian aid to Kyiv. Vlad who is a Metropolitan Police firearms officer and a member of the Met Police Slavic P...

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Chief Constables pledge support for Police Covenant

Chief Constables from all 43 Home Office forces in England and Wales have today (14th July) pledged their support for the Police Covenant which was re...

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Government looking at wider choice of Less-lethal weapons used by police

The Home Office has reached out to less -lethal weapons manufacturers as part of plans to reduce the number of guns. The Home Office has reached out t...

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PFEW welcomes special constables to its membership

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) is set to welcome special constables to its 139,000-strong membership from 1 July following a succes...

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Peacekeeping and PTSD: Psychological cost similar to combat missions

From Rwanda to Bosnia, the damage to mental health can be compared to combat operations and even friendly fire, research shows. The psychological cost...

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Vicious assaults, traumatic sights and how Merseyside Police stop their officers breaking down

  Frontline police officers in Merseyside  Police deal with some of the most frightening or traumatic incidents imaginable on a daily basis....

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Two police officers injured as man shot during armed stand-off

Police have shot a man after two officers were seriously injured during a major incident in Scunthorpe. Humberside Police confirmed a man was shot by ...

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