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Pendle Today
Call for more armed policemust hold a firearms fitness test certificate and a firearms medical certificat
Call for more armed police
Pendle Today / Posted 5 hours ago
must hold a firearms fitness test certificate and a firearms medical certificate alongside other qualifications. The Police Federation of England and Wales raised concerns about the time it would take to recruit 1,500 new armed... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Police Federation warns of looming crisis as PSNI 'faces cuts of more than £40m'The PSNI faces cuts of more than £40 million, the Police Federation has claimed
Police Federation warns of looming crisis as PSNI 'faces cuts of more than £40m'
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 5 hours ago
The PSNI faces cuts of more than £40 million, the Police Federation has claimed. The organisation, which represents more than 10,000 rank and file officers, warned of a looming crisis. Chairman Mark Lindsay alleged reductions of this magnitude will... Read more
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heraldscotland
Data protection breach trial for injured Sheku Bayoh police officerPolice Federation bosses say she suffered “significant” injuries during the inc
Data protection breach trial for injured Sheku Bayoh police officer
heraldscotland / Posted 11 hours ago
Police Federation bosses say she suffered “significant” injuries during the incident that led to Mr Bayoh’s death. But now lawyers representing Ms Short say the case can go ahead and trial date was set for October 7. She pleaded not guilty on... Read more
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Scotsman
Police Scotland raise Brexit crime concernsfact, we’ve got 120 new officers starting in September. We undoubtedly have a f
Police Scotland raise Brexit crime concerns
Scotsman / Posted 21 hours ago
fact, we’ve got 120 new officers starting in September. We undoubtedly have a focus on cost and spend.” The Scottish Police Federation has mounted a campaign in recent weeks to highlight the scale of the cuts. Examples have included officers... Read more
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The News and Star
Sellafield anti-terror police in pension age legal battleuntil they are 65, and eventually 68, to receive their pension - most UK police
Sellafield anti-terror police in pension age legal battle
The News and Star / Posted yesterday
until they are 65, and eventually 68, to receive their pension - most UK police can retire at 60. But the Civil Nuclear Police Federation says it will be "physically impossible" for officers in their mid-60s to protect the public from... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Met police breached data protection laws to spy on own officercancer and she decided to take her 14-year-old daughter to Barbados for a holid
Met police breached data protection laws to spy on own officer
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
cancer and she decided to take her 14-year-old daughter to Barbados for a holiday to see her extended family. She told her Police Federation representative about the trip but not her line manager, which would have been a disciplinary matter. But... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Sellafield nuclear police seek retirement at 60the Sellafield site in Cumbria are going to court to seek a ruling that means o
Sellafield nuclear police seek retirement at 60
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 2 days ago
the Sellafield site in Cumbria are going to court to seek a ruling that means officers can retire at 60. The Civil Nuclear Police Federation represents 1,250 police officers who protect nuclear materials in the UK and who may be forced to work... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Police officer who sued force over Bin Laden jibe sacked for threatening witnessand assault a witness involved in a criminal trial.” The 49-year-old officer d
Police officer who sued force over Bin Laden jibe sacked for threatening witness
Daily Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
and assault a witness involved in a criminal trial.” The 49-year-old officer did not attend the hearing in Edgbaston, but Police Federation representative John Williams said on his behalf: “I spoke to the officer a few weeks ago and he wants to... Read more
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birminghammail
Police officer who sued over Osama Bin Laden jibe is sackedand assault a witness involved in a criminal trial.” The 49-year-old officer d
Police officer who sued over Osama Bin Laden jibe is sacked
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
and assault a witness involved in a criminal trial.” The 49-year-old officer did not attend the hearing in Edgbaston, but Police Federation representative John Williams said on his behalf: “I spoke to the officer a few weeks ago and he wants to... Read more
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heraldscotland
Nicola Sturgeon says police force is not in crisisThe Scottish Police Federation (SPF), representing rank and file officers, has
Nicola Sturgeon says police force is not in crisis
heraldscotland / Posted 3 days ago
The Scottish Police Federation (SPF), representing rank and file officers, has already launched a high-profile campaign against cuts to the service. It says cost-cutting measures have already seen officers sent to charity shops to buy equipment,... Read more
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NBC News
How cops without guns are trying to keep London safefor firearms duties because they fear they will be "hung out to dry" if they ha
How cops without guns are trying to keep London safe
NBC News / Posted 3 days ago
for firearms duties because they fear they will be "hung out to dry" if they have to use their weapons, according to the Police Federation — which represents officers. Many point to Anthony Long, an ex-Met officer only cleared in 2015 after... Read more
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Daily Star
Girl who smashed bottle over cop's head spared jail after quitting booze for pregnancyit was "unlikely" she would commit a similar offence and sending her to jail "m
Girl who smashed bottle over cop's head spared jail after quitting booze for pregnancy
Daily Star / Posted 3 days ago
it was "unlikely" she would commit a similar offence and sending her to jail "may do more harm than good". But Cleveland Police Federation chairman Andrea Breeze described the sentence as "very disappointing". ''We should not be subject to such... Read more
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express
Drunken woman smashed bottle over policeman's head as he tried to break up bar brawlslap-on-the-wrist punishment prompted stinging criticism from rank and file off
Drunken woman smashed bottle over policeman's head as he tried to break up bar brawl
express / Posted 4 days ago
slap-on-the-wrist punishment prompted stinging criticism from rank and file officers. Andrea Breeze of Cleveland Police Federation said: “This is a very disappointing sentence for an attack on a police officer who was merely doing his... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Police chief Hamilton's 'dry your eyes' Tweets: Third generation police officer 'broken' by service in the PSNIpressures of the job. Mr Hamilton also told the cop to stop "wallowing in self
Police chief Hamilton's 'dry your eyes' Tweets: Third generation police officer 'broken' by service in the PSNI
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
pressures of the job. Mr Hamilton also told the cop to stop "wallowing in self pity" or "seek another job". The Police Federation for Northern Ireland - the body that represents rank-and-file officers - described Mr Hamilton's outburst... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Former police boss McQuillan 'washed hands 30 times a day' while suffering PTSD after watching colleague die in bloody crashas they articulated to him the increasing pressures of the job. His response w
Former police boss McQuillan 'washed hands 30 times a day' while suffering PTSD after watching colleague die in bloody crash
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
as they articulated to him the increasing pressures of the job. His response was branded a "stunning misjudgement" by the Police Federation for Northern Ireland - the body that represents rank-and-file officers - as they demanded an apology. The... Read more
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NBC News
How cops without guns are trying to keep London safefor firearms duties because they fear they will be "hung out to dry" if they ha
How cops without guns are trying to keep London safe
NBC News / Posted 4 days ago
for firearms duties because they fear they will be "hung out to dry" if they have to use their weapons, according to the Police Federation — which represents officers. Many point to Anthony Long, an ex-Met officer only cleared in 2015 after... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
PSNI chief under fire 'get another job' tweetand encourage these great people. My message last night would not have conveyed
PSNI chief under fire 'get another job' tweet
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
and encourage these great people. My message last night would not have conveyed that support and for that I am sorry." The Police Federation for Northern Ireland - the body that represents rank-and-file officers - described Mr Hamilton's outburst... Read more
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Irish Examiner
PSNI chief apologises for late-night tweetyou're allowed to leave & seek another job - nobody is asking you to stay. "Dr
PSNI chief apologises for late-night tweet
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
you're allowed to leave & seek another job - nobody is asking you to stay. "Dry your eyes, do the job or move on!" The Police Federation for Northern Ireland, which represents more than 10,000 rank and file PSNI officers, accused him of a... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
PSNI Chief Constable 'sorry' for offence caused after telling officer to 'stop wallowing in self pity' on Twitterto last night's Twitter conversation. pic.twitter.com/oypulCHNRi Following a b
PSNI Chief Constable 'sorry' for offence caused after telling officer to 'stop wallowing in self pity' on Twitter
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
to last night's Twitter conversation. pic.twitter.com/oypulCHNRi Following a backlash on social media to the comments the Police Federation for Northern Ireland - the body that represents rank and file officers - described the Chief Constable's... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Police chief accused of 'stunning misjudgment' over late-night tweetyou're allowed to leave & seek another job - nobody is asking you to stay. "Dr
Police chief accused of 'stunning misjudgment' over late-night tweet
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
you're allowed to leave & seek another job - nobody is asking you to stay. "Dry your eyes, do the job or move on!" The Police Federation for Northern Ireland, which represents more than 10,000 rank and file PSNI officers, demanded an apology... Read more
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The News and Star
Crime commissioner says public wants more police on the beatfrom this source of cash. But the Government later shelved controversial chang
Crime commissioner says public wants more police on the beat
The News and Star / Posted 5 days ago
from this source of cash. But the Government later shelved controversial changes. Martin Plummer, chairman of Cumbria's police federation, which represents rank-and-file officers, spoke on the issue. He said: "We will push hard with the force... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
PSNI Chief Constable under fire after telling officer 'stop wallowing in self pity' on TwitterThe Police Federation has demanded an apology from Chief Constable George Hamil
PSNI Chief Constable under fire after telling officer 'stop wallowing in self pity' on Twitter
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
The Police Federation has demanded an apology from Chief Constable George Hamilton following comments he made on Twitter to one of his officers. Mr Hamilton told the officer to stop "wallowing in self pity" and "dry your eyes" after he raised... Read more
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Nottingham Post
Notts Police among best but public thinks differentlyfrom a population of around 1.1 million and it is only published once a year."
Notts Police among best but public thinks differently
Nottingham Post / Posted 7 days ago
from a population of around 1.1 million and it is only published once a year." Dave Keen, chairman of the Nottinghamshire Police Federation, said that policing was far more than just reducing crime. He said: "I think it's wrong to view it as just... Read more
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express
Police officer filmed punching handcuffed woman who suffers from mental illnesspolice officers. The officers told her she was under arrest at which point they
Police officer filmed punching handcuffed woman who suffers from mental illness
express / Posted 7 days ago
police officers. The officers told her she was under arrest at which point they report she spat at them.Related videos Police Federation vice chairman insists Police ‘need the tools to... SNEAKY thief gets beaten and hand delivered to the... Read more
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express
Top MoD guard faces AXE to cut costs despite ‘INEVITABLE’ terror attack on British soilpolicing at the MoD’s London headquarters on Whitehall and at key Tube stations
Top MoD guard faces AXE to cut costs despite ‘INEVITABLE’ terror attack on British soil
express / Posted 7 days ago
policing at the MoD’s London headquarters on Whitehall and at key Tube stations. Jim Gillen, vice-chairman of the Defence Police Federation, which represents the MDP, denied the claims the guard will be axed. He said: “We have not been notified... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Police officers under criminal investigation after Dalian Atkinson Taser deathTasers were used 164 times by West Mercia Police last year, down from 197 the p
Police officers under criminal investigation after Dalian Atkinson Taser death
Daily Mirror / Posted 8 days ago
Tasers were used 164 times by West Mercia Police last year, down from 197 the previous year. Despite safety concerns, the Police Federation supports the wider roll-out of the Taser to all officers willing to carry them. IPCC deputy chairwoman... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Dalian Atkinson: 50,000 call for taser review after death in Telford « Shropshire Starto have suffered heart and kidney problems, which could have left him more vuln
Dalian Atkinson: 50,000 call for taser review after death in Telford « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 8 days ago
to have suffered heart and kidney problems, which could have left him more vulnerable. Calum Macleod, vice-chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, has previously defended its members use of tasers. He said that officers are... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Police Scotland insists overtime is not banned amid claims of probes being axedto work additional hours. The whistle-blower said he risked "career suicide" b
Police Scotland insists overtime is not banned amid claims of probes being axed
EveningTimes Online / Posted 9 days ago
to work additional hours. The whistle-blower said he risked "career suicide" by revealing his concerns to the Scottish Police Federation (SPF). Calum Steele, the SPF general secretary who published an email from the whistle-blower on Twitter,... Read more
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Express and Star
Dalian Atkinson tragedy: Police boss defends Tasers in wake of former Aston Villa star's death « Express & StarCalum Macleod, vice-chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, sai
Dalian Atkinson tragedy: Police boss defends Tasers in wake of former Aston Villa star's death « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 9 days ago
Calum Macleod, vice-chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said any delay in response to an aggressive or armed suspect could result in someone else being killed. He spoke as questions were raised over the safety of the stun guns... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Police Scotland officers 'told to drop drug dealer probes to avoid overtime'into drug dealers in case they require overtime, a rank-and-file whistle-blower
Police Scotland officers 'told to drop drug dealer probes to avoid overtime'
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
into drug dealers in case they require overtime, a rank-and-file whistle-blower has claimed. He told the Scottish Police Federation he risks "career suicide" by speaking out about the constraints officers feel as a result of the Police... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Officer claims police have been told not to investigate drug dealers to avoid overtimedrug dealers if it requires working overtime. An unnamed officer made the clai
Officer claims police have been told not to investigate drug dealers to avoid overtime
EveningTimes Online / Posted 9 days ago
drug dealers if it requires working overtime. An unnamed officer made the claim against Police Scotland to the Scottish Police Federation and told how officers are completing investigations out of 'personal and professional pride' without pay,... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Officer claims police have been told not to investigate drug dealers if it incurs working overtimedrug dealers if it requires working overtime. An unnamed officer made the clai
Officer claims police have been told not to investigate drug dealers if it incurs working overtime
EveningTimes Online / Posted 9 days ago
drug dealers if it requires working overtime. An unnamed officer made the claim against Police Scotland to the Scottish Police Federation and told how officers are completing investigations out of 'personal and professional pride' without pay,... Read more
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Daily Record
Police forced to pay damages to officer after trying to find paper sourceMore Only one, Gerard Gallacher, will receive compensation. The ruling was la
Police forced to pay damages to officer after trying to find paper source
Daily Record / Posted 9 days ago
More Only one, Gerard Gallacher, will receive compensation. The ruling was last night welcomed by the Scottish Police Federation, who represent rank-and-file officers. Deputy general secretary David Kennedy said: “This judgment leaves... Read more
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Daily Record
Cop makes extraordinary claim that he has been told NOT to investigate dealersbody that represents officers has sensationally claimed. A veteran officer mad
Cop makes extraordinary claim that he has been told NOT to investigate dealers
Daily Record / Posted 9 days ago
body that represents officers has sensationally claimed. A veteran officer made the astonishing accusation to the Scottish Police Federation after it asked for examples of how devastating cuts were impacting frontline services. And SPF general... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Dalian Atkinson death: Police union backs Taser use as family seeks answers « Shropshire StarCalum Macleod, vice-chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, sai
Dalian Atkinson death: Police union backs Taser use as family seeks answers « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 9 days ago
Calum Macleod, vice-chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said that officers are expected to deal with situations “that arise in the blink of an eye”. He said any delay in response to an aggressive or armed suspect could result in... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
'Act of madness' as bomb thrown at police while Derry bonfire rages in the streetin Londonderry at a controversial nationalist bonfire built in the middle of a
'Act of madness' as bomb thrown at police while Derry bonfire rages in the street
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
in Londonderry at a controversial nationalist bonfire built in the middle of a main road was an "act of madness", the Police Federation has... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Dalian Atkinson's family say his death was 'legalised murder'staggered about the fact that he’s no longer with us. I can’t get my head aroun
Dalian Atkinson's family say his death was 'legalised murder'
Daily Mirror / Posted 10 days ago
staggered about the fact that he’s no longer with us. I can’t get my head around it. He was like a brother to me.” The Police Federation of England and Wales said officers have to deal with situations in “the blink of an eye”. Vice-chairman... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Rural communities hit hard by cuts to rural policing"devastated" by the effects of "unprecedented" policing cuts, the force federat
Rural communities hit hard by cuts to rural policing
Oxford Mail / Posted 10 days ago
"devastated" by the effects of "unprecedented" policing cuts, the force federation has warned. Chairman of Thames Valley Police Federation, which represents rand and file officers, Graham Smith said the impact of ongoing austerity cuts to the... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Rural communities hit hard by cuts to rural policing"devastated" by the effects of "unprecedented" policing cuts, the force federat
Rural communities hit hard by cuts to rural policing
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 10 days ago
"devastated" by the effects of "unprecedented" policing cuts, the force federation has warned. Chairman of Thames Valley Police Federation, which represents rand and file officers, Graham Smith said the impact of ongoing austerity cuts to the... Read more
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heraldscotland
Police Scotland cuts include tea towel ban over laundry billScotland have banned officers from using hand or tea towels in a row over laund
Police Scotland cuts include tea towel ban over laundry bill
heraldscotland / Posted 10 days ago
Scotland have banned officers from using hand or tea towels in a row over laundry costs. General Secretary of the Scottish Police Federation Callum Steele shared messages from whistleblowers on his Twitter account including the complaint about... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Police Scotland ban cops from using hand towels over laundry billsScotland have banned officers from using hand or tea towels in a row over laund
Police Scotland ban cops from using hand towels over laundry bills
EveningTimes Online / Posted 10 days ago
Scotland have banned officers from using hand or tea towels in a row over laundry costs. General Secretary of the Scottish Police Federation Callum Steele shared messages from whistleblowers on his Twitter account including the complaint about... Read more
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Daily Record
Police Scotland ban cops from using tea towels in bid to save on laundry billBOSSES have banned hand and tea towels at a police station because of cutbacks.
Police Scotland ban cops from using tea towels in bid to save on laundry bill
Daily Record / Posted 10 days ago
BOSSES have banned hand and tea towels at a police station because of cutbacks. The Scottish Police Federation general secretary posted a partially redacted email from a colleague that read: “... Police Office – no longer allowed to use tea or hand... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Waskiewicz family ‘battled for truth’ after tragedy « Shropshire Starlimits in England. The legal drink-drive limit should be almost halved, accord
Waskiewicz family ‘battled for truth’ after tragedy « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 12 days ago
limits in England. The legal drink-drive limit should be almost halved, according to police rank and file leaders. The Police Federation of England and Wales has called for tougher laws on alcohol that would mean drivers could be over the limit... Read more
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express
Tories want to take on unions, says Macer HallHome Office Mrs May demonstrated a courageous willingness to stand up to public
Tories want to take on unions, says Macer Hall
express / Posted 13 days ago
Home Office Mrs May demonstrated a courageous willingness to stand up to public-sector vested interests by taking on the Police Federation. Some Tory MPs are yearning for her to square up to RMT leader Mick Cash in the same way that Margaret... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
PSNI U-turn over petrol station forecourt theft scheme after public outcrymeeting with them to ensure they are aware of the steps being taken on the main
PSNI U-turn over petrol station forecourt theft scheme after public outcry
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
meeting with them to ensure they are aware of the steps being taken on the mainland to address this growing problem." The Police Federation for Northern Ireland described the scheme as a sign of policing to come. Chairman Mark Lindsay said it is... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
PSNI plan to stop petrol station forecourt thieves could lead to even more theft, says MLA Jenny Palmermeeting with them to ensure they are aware of the steps being taken on the main
PSNI plan to stop petrol station forecourt thieves could lead to even more theft, says MLA Jenny Palmer
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
meeting with them to ensure they are aware of the steps being taken on the mainland to address this growing problem." The Police Federation for Northern Ireland described the scheme as a sign of policing to come. Chairman Mark Lindsay said it is... Read more
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MPNnow.com
Two candidates run in primaries for Ontario County Court judge seatendorsed by the Ontario County Police Benevolent Association Inc., Canandaigua
Two candidates run in primaries for Ontario County Court judge seat
MPNnow.com / Posted 14 days ago
endorsed by the Ontario County Police Benevolent Association Inc., Canandaigua Police Benevolent Association, Finger Lakes Police Federation Inc. and New York State Police Investigators Association.Republicans Kocher and Robinson were both endorsed... Read more
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Scotsman
Chris Marshall: Penny drops for cash-strapped Police Scotlandcapital budget means the total overspend is predicted to be £11.5m. The releas
Chris Marshall: Penny drops for cash-strapped Police Scotland
Scotsman / Posted 16 days ago
capital budget means the total overspend is predicted to be £11.5m. The release of the figures came as the Scottish Police Federation (SPF) said cost-cutting had reached “farcical” levels within the force. According to the SPF’s general... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Nearly 400 Lancashire police officers attacked in line of duty show Home Office statisticsat the time PC Keates, who had also been attacked earlier in his career, said:
Nearly 400 Lancashire police officers attacked in line of duty show Home Office statistics
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 16 days ago
at the time PC Keates, who had also been attacked earlier in his career, said: “I joined the police to help people. At 54 I’m too old to be being attacked.” Nobody from the Lancashire Police Federation was available for comment. Promoted... Read more
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heraldscotland
Police Scotland forecast to produce £11.5 million overspendthe impact on the overall budget through the remainder of the year." Calum Ste
Police Scotland forecast to produce £11.5 million overspend
heraldscotland / Posted 17 days ago
the impact on the overall budget through the remainder of the year." Calum Steele, general secretary of the Scottish Police Federation, said: "It is not clear how much confidence is allied to the budget deficit but it is obvious to anyone who... Read more
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