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Armed policing Code of Practice strengthened in response to Grainger Inquiry

The Home Secretary’s role in approving police use of less lethal weapons has been strengthened by dint of what is the first change to the firearms Code of Practice for 17 years. The new Code of Practice will meet one of the recommendations of the Grainger Inquiry, which called...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020
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Figures issued by CPS reveal “violent reality” for Emergency Services workers

Magistrates, Judges and prosecutors alike need to pay attention to new guidelines which should see harsher sentences handed down to those who attack Emergency Services workers. That’s the view of the Police Federation following the release of new prosecution data from the...
Posted On 10 Jan 2020
John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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Police Federation chair calls for urgent review of “growing mental health crisis”

The national chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales has called for a review of what he has called a “growing mental health crisis” as new figures revealed police officers dealt with 28% more cases in the last four years. An Institute for Government Performance...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
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Police resilience and well-being trial sparks positive results for front line officers

A six-month trial examining the resilience and well-being of more than 1,000 serving police officers and staff has culminated in a free online mindfulness package being made available to the service. ​The randomised control trial split police officers and staff into three grou...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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Home Office announces first wave of 20,000 new police officer recruits

The Home Office has confirmed the officer recruitment targets for every police force in England and Wales for the first year of what’s described as an “unprecedented drive” to increase their ranks by 20,000 over the next three years. Strengthening police numbers...
Posted On 10 Oct 2019
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National campaign to recruit 20,000 police officers launched by Government

A national campaign orchestrated to recruit 20,000 new police officers has been launched by the Conservative Government. The police recruitment drive is the biggest in decades and follows Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s commitment to increase police numbers over the next three...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019
John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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Police chiefs to hold emergency summit amid scourge of assaults on officers

The call for an emergency summit by police chiefs to improve officer safety in the wake of a spate of serious incidents is positive, but must be more than just words observes the Police Federation of England and Wales. Next month, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) will...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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“Officers must be at heart of any policing reforms” urges Police Federation

The views of operational police officers must be at the heart of any policing reform if it’s to really make a difference. That’s the view of the national vice-chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales as a new report suggests a series of recommendations the...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019
John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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The Government and Policing: Time to Turn Promising Words into Positive Actions

The world has watched Boris Johnson become leader of the Conservative Party and move into Number 10 as Prime Minister to succeed Theresa May. Since then, Johnson has reaffirmed his commitment to recruit 20,000 more police officers over the next three years, writes John Apter....
Posted On 29 Jul 2019
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Incentive Lynx supports police training initiative at London’s Leadenhall Building

Incentive Lynx, which is part of the Incentive FM Group, recently played a vital role in an important counter-terrorism training exercise conducted by the Metropolitan Police Service and the City of London Police. The security specialist welcomed representatives from the two...
Posted On 19 Jul 2019