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Home Office AFO figures don't show full picture, says NPCC

The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) has said the number of authorised firearms officers has in fact gone up, contrary to Home Office figures which provide only a "snapshot".

Chief Constable Simon Chesterman

Chief Constable Simon Chesterman

Date - 11th August 2021
By - Chloe Livadeas
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Yesterday (11 August) the Federation’s firearms lead Steve Hartshorn expressed concern that the number of firearms officers has fallen for a second year in a row. The Home Office figures show the number of available AFOs on 31 March 2021...
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