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Senior officer leading review of police firearms capabilities says law enforcement could struggle to respond to 'marauding' attack. An “armed surge capability” formed of firearms officers from British Transport Police, Civil Nuclear Constabulary and the Ministry of Defence Police could be created to help protect the public in timesRead More
The force, now also responsible for guarding GCHQ, now relies on officers putting in hundreds of hours of overtime. Specialist armed police officers protecting sites including a government spy agency are stretched to "the absolute limit", a police association has warned. Defence Police Federation national chairman Eamon KeatingRead More
Former sergeant reflects on 48 years in policing. After nearly half a century in the job, one of the country's longest serving officers leaves behind decades of memories - but won't be sitting still in retirement. First reporting for duty with the former Air Force Department Constabulary on September 23 1966 - theRead More
Defence Police Federation chairman says politicians should 'not put a price' on protecting sites used by service personnel and their families. Army personnel and their families are being put at risk because of cuts to the Ministry of Defence Police, it has been claimed. Defence Police Federation Chairman Eamon Keating (pictured), whoRead More
Resolving long-running terms and conditions issue should be a priority, says Defence Police Federation Chairman Eamon Keating. If you’re a Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) officer, you work a 12 hour shift carrying around four stone of equipment. That will include a firearm because MDP officers are firearms trained. And itRead More