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Drop in firearms officers concerning, says Federation lead

New figures which show the number of armed officers fell for the second year in a row have been described as 'worrying' by the Federation's Firearms lead.

Steve Hartshorn, Federation firearms lead

Steve Hartshorn, Federation firearms lead

Date - 10th August 2021
By - Chloe Livadeas and Chris Smith
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New data from the Home Office shows a drop in Authorised Firearms Officers of 78 since 2019 across England and Wales. The statistics revealed there were 6,543 armed officers as of March 2021, which was a 1 per cent...
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