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National armed police force idea shelved

Three forces would have been merged with elements of Home Office constabularies under proposal.

A national armed police force had been considered by government. (File photo of Northants officers during an exercise.)

A national armed police force had been considered by government. (File photo of Northants officers during an exercise.)

Date - 21st February 2017
By - Ian Weinfass - Police Oracle
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Plans to form a new armed police force from three existing ones, alongside airport and roads units from other constabularies, have been kicked into the long grass. The government had been examining a proposal to amalgamate British Transport...
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