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Firearms warning features in â€˜Policing for the Futureâ€™ programme
Better treatment and protection for police firearms officers trying to protect the public is urgently needed. Thatâ€™s the key message of a feature report in â€˜Policing for the Futureâ€™, a 60-minute news and current affairs-style programme, produced by the Police Federation of England and Wales and ITN Productions.
With the Home Office promising an uplift of 1500 â€˜extraâ€™ firearms officers to combat terrorism threats, the Federation and policing partners ask the questions – Where will these officers come from? How will they be funded? Will there be enough protection to encourage officers to train up?
Featuring interviews with Federation firearms lead Che Donald, UK national firearms lead Simon Chesterman, of the National Police Chiefs Council, and Mark Williams from the Police Firearms Officers Association, the strong message is that current policies may be undermining efforts to keep the public safe from terrorist attacks.
They discuss their concerns about the current treatment of officers, and the effect that new Independent Police Complaints Commission recommendations may have on the welfare and numbers of firearms-trained officers.